Foreign language e-book collections are important to a library's digital content mix. In many libraries, there is a high demand for materials in Spanish and Portuguese that can represent a large percentage of a library’s overall foreign language e-book offerings. Collection development librarians need in-depth knowledge of languages and outstanding foreign language publishers to research and select materials for a particular subject area. The selection and curation of e-books across multiple languages can be time-consuming for librarians, particularly when there are so many options to choose from. 

To help librarians save time while meeting the demand for Spanish and Portuguese content, the EBSCO collection development team has curated a variety of collections of high-quality e-books in Spanish and Portuguese. Whether libraries are looking to own more Spanish and Portuguese e-book content or subscribe to a large selection of it at an affordable rate, there are options to suit all libraries, big and small.  

Check out the Spanish and Portuguese e-book collection options available through EBSCO:

New! EBSCO eBooks Spanish and Portuguese Subscription Collection

EBSCO eBooks Subscriptions are a great way to get a large volume of e-books at a low cost. These collections can be renewed each year using EBSCONET, a comprehensive EBSCO subscription management platform and contain e-books with unlimited user access to help libraries reduce turnaways. They also come with complimentary MARC records and are updated quarterly with new titles.  

The newly released Spanish and Portuguese Subscription Collection contains more than 9,100 high-quality e-books in Spanish and Portuguese covering a wide range of academic topics including business, economics, computer science, history, technology and more. The collection contains e-books from publishers worldwide, including Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Cuba and Peru. 

Spanish Featured Collections and GOBI Spotlight Lists

EBSCO eBooks Featured Collections and GOBI Spotlight Lists are large collections of perpetual access e-books across a wide range of topics. These e-book collections are suitable for institutions looking to select from and own hundreds of e-book options. EBSCO offers more than 450 featured collections to suit the needs of academic, public, corporate, and medical libraries.  

The Collection Development team has recently taken on an initiative to increase the selection of Spanish and Portuguese language Featured Collections and Spotlight lists with the release of some newly available options as well the ongoing development of new topics.

Here are some featured collections that are available now as well as some that are coming soon: 

Featured Collections available now: 

Coming soon: 

  • Spanish Language - Religion (will be available on November 1, 2022)

Releasing in 2023:

  • Spanish Language - Engineering (will be available on March 1, 2023)
  • Spanish Language - Science (will be available on January 1, 2023)

EBSCO eBooks Subject Sets

Subject Sets are smaller, highly focused collections of e-books that are meticulously curated to include the very best frontlist e-books in each subject. Each set is unique and guarantees no duplication between Subject Sets. Libraries can purchase entire sets or select e-books title by title.  

Available on November 1, 2022: 

  • Spanish Literary Criticism 
  • Portuguese Business & Economics 

Recently, collection development specialist Jeanette Pomeroy spoke about these collections in detail during a segment of a new on-demand video series called EBSCO eBooks Collection Quick Bites. These short and concise video segments cover new and ongoing collection development news served in 15 minutes or less. Check it out.

Libraries can also stay informed about forthcoming collections by signing up for the monthly EBSCO eBooks newsletter, ECM Advisor.