The report describes the framework for the establishment of a supra-regional short-loan service for ebooks that aims to satisfy particular scientific requirements. The report also summarises the experience made in the creation process of this service in the context of the DFG-funded programme “Specialised Information Services”. In general, the sources in question in the area of education science are publications, books as well as journal articles. The aim is to set up a complementary supra-regional service focusing on special, rarely licensed ebooks, in addition to the overall good coverage by research libraries. The challenge of effectively reaching out to potential users is met through the integration of the Specialised Information Service “Educational Science and Educational Research” into the Education Research Portal, an established bibliographical service for indexing and searching literature in the field of education. As such, the supra-regional loan of ebooks for a transdisciplinary as well as open group of addressees is both experimental and innovative.