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Search Tips & Tutorials: R2 Digital Library

R2 Digital Library

R2 Search Tips & Tutorials

R2 Digital Library is a collection of nursing and medical eBooks available through Rittenhouse.  The Libraries purchase selected titles from this vendor.   To make suggestions for additional titles to purchase, contact Your Librarians.

Notes on using R2 :

1) You have to be at an Ascension Wisconsin work computer to use it.  We don’t have remote access for R2 eBooks.

2) For most ebooks on R2, we only have a single license, which means only 1 person can be using it at any given time.  

If you get a turnaway notice, it's probably because you are still signed in via another browser window. Be sure to log out officially. Closing the window keeps you logged in until it times out in 10 minutes, or try again later. 

 3)  The R2 Digital enables users to print and email sections of any resource on the platform. To comply with publishers' copyright policies, if a resource receives more than 60 print or email requests or 20% of the total number of HTML pages that comprise the resource on the R2 Digital Library over a 24 hour period, then print or email functionality will be temporarily suspended "time out" for that resource. Users will receive a notification upon crossing the 75% threshold of allowable print or email requests.

eBooks on R2 are meant to be used as a reference book, for quick look-ups.  Not really the kind of thing people sit down and read cover-to-cover. 

For information on how to use R2 Library efficiently, see the links below :

Contact Your Librarian : MM

Need Assistance? We are happy to help! Please contact Your Librarian :


Michele Matucheski, MLIS, AHIP
Medical Librarian
(920) 223-0340


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