ReadCube Access is a patron‐driven document delivery service for articles in Nature Publishing Group (NPG) journals. ReadCube allows users immediate access to articles from Nature Publishing Group journals at a lower cost than document delivery, but with usage restrictions.
In 2014, Auburn University Libraries began using ReadCube to acquire articles. With nearly 100 NPG journals available through ReadCube, the service is heavily used at the AU Libraries. This case study explains ReadCube’s functionality and discuss Auburn’s experience with ReadCube.