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Online Textbooks and Course Materials

For Students

Online Textbooks

To find out if the library has an online version of your textbook and other course materials, please check out our FAQ on locating online textbooks: 

For more information on how to save money, check out the information on our Affordable Learning Solutions page. 

Your professor may have also created a reading list for your class in Blackboard with links to the course materials. Your professor will let you know about the reading list and how to access it. 

Physical Textbooks

Physical textbooks are also available and can be borrowed in-person (beginning in Fall Semester 2021) from Media Resources and Reserves Desk.

Chapter Scans

Chapter scans from textbooks on reserve are also available; for more information, please see:

If you have any questions, please contact a librarian using our 24/7 chat service. Chat widget is available on this page. 


For Faculty

Leganto is available to use in Blackboard to create reading lists for your courses. If you need assistance or have questions about using Leganto, please contact: Gr Keer (gr.keer[at] for help with creating reading lists and Andrew Carlos (andrew.carlos[at] for technical questions. 

Please contact your subject liaison librarian if you have questions about the availability of particular titles available for online use in your courses.