Answered By: Brendan Higgins
Last Updated: Apr 14, 2020     Views: 30

The library has a small collection of ebook versions of the textbooks in our reserve collection. First, try searching for the title of the textbook in Augmented Search. In the left sidebar of your results page, limit your search to "Electronically available." Ebooks tend to show up in the beginning of the results screen, so if you don't see the textbook, we likely do not own it.

Fortunately, in response to colleges going online, some ebook sites have made their academic textbooks free for the rest of the semester. The two main sites that we recommend searching are Vital Source and RedShelf. Both require you to create a free account and we recommend doing so before searching for your textbook. 

Note for RedShelf: After creating your account, be sure to use the link provided here to search for the book. Otherwise, you may be searching their main site, which lists their books with rental prices. 

If you do not find your textbook on these sites, feel free to contact a librarian and inquire about its availability.