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eTextbooks for Faculty

Attention Faculty


  • Look up the title in the spreadsheet (posted at top of Home Page)
  • Titles in Yellow or Gold should be matches.
  • Titles in Green are alternative titles for your consideration.
  • Verify access by clicking on the link (far right column) from off campus. It should take you to the eBook record. 
  • Verify the eBook. Same title, author, publisher, copyright, edition.
    • FYI - eBook titles often have different ISBNs and may even have different copyright dates. If so, match to edition,
  • Navigate the title and verify functionality.
  • Download title onto iPad and verify it works on the iPad.
    • If you have trouble with the technology, so will your students.)
    • NOTE that some eBooks download in full, others by chapter. Some may be too big for an iPad and can only be used online.
  • If your title is not highlighted in Yellow or Gold, we were not able to obtain it for unlimited users or for the correct edition.


  • Copy and paste the url provided (far right column of spreadsheet) into Canvas.
  • Retest the url.
  • Post the Help on Using Ebooks link in Canvas.
  • Please promote with your students.


  • All selected eBooks are for unlimited users.
  • eTextbooks are scattered across many databases.
  • Each database has unique functions and rules of operation.
  • Some allow linking / downloading to individual chapters - not the whole eBook.
  • We recommend that you do not download!
    • Reading online gives you a better experience.
    • Most databases require you to create a personal account before downloading and printing.
    • Most databases require you to install Adobe Digital Edition on your computer to download and read offline.
    • Most databases require you to ALSO install the Bluefire Reader App onto your iPad to download and read offline.
    • Once you install Bluefire Reader you must synch your iPad to your computer.
    • Instructions for downloading eBooks from various vendors may be found on the iPad Guide
  • While these titles are discoverable in the Library Catalog and OneSearch, we may own earlier editions and/or editions with limited users. Similar titles may vary slightly making matching difficult. Use the links provided.

Don't Forget the Proxy Prefix If You Want Content to Work Off Campus​

Proxy Prefix -


Typical url from a library database - 


Combined url ready for loading into Canvas - 


Troubleshooting URLs

  • Make sure url begins with https, that there is no space after the proxy prefix and that it does not end with a period.
  • Make sure the link goes to the entire url, not just the original. (Hover over link and examine in bottom left corner of screen.) If so, break old link and activate new url.