Answered By: Donna Stewart
Last Updated: Apr 28, 2020     Views: 31

First, don't forget that you already have electronic access to dozens of required textbooks through electronic course reserves. That's the first place to check.  We have to be honest:  our building is closed and OhioLINK has suspended state-wide lending, so finding books not already on this list is going to be complicated for a while. 
 
The good news is that it's complicated because a lot of publishers are trying to help by providing free, temporary access to your textbooks.  The challenge is sorting through all these sources and finding the exact titles you need.  We don't expect you to figure all this out on your own: this is what librarians are for, and we're on it!
 
So your best bet right away is to contact your Personal Librarian for assistance.  Let us know what book(s) you need, and let us try to determine if an eBook or similar text is available through the library.  You can help us out by telling your professors to do the same.  Let them know that we have resources, but we need to know what you need so we can track them down for you.

 

Let us do what we do best...so you can do your best.
 
There is one more immediate option
Viking Outfitters, the CSU bookstore, is partnering with RedShelf to provide free ebook access to students until the end of May. You'll need to set up a free RedShelf  account and then login to get access. Here's the link to RedShelf from the bookstore. Let us know how it works for you!
 
 

>> Electronic Editions of Required Textbooks on Course Reserves

>> Ask Your Personal Librarian

>> Sign up and search for up to 7 textbooks on RedShelf 

>> Continuously updated information about continuity of library services here.

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