Thrift Library eTextbook initiative
Why do we do this?
Free textbooks have been shown to
The chances of the library offering a free textbook for a particular class this semester is . Why? Because four out of five eTextbooks were not available for purchase by libraries for unlimited users - or at all.
Viewing / Printing / Downloading
With over a dozen eBook databases, the rules of use can vary greatly. While all databases let you view content freely,
We strongly recommend that you save yourself time, effort, confusion, etc. and limit yourself to viewing.
While the library ATTEMPTS to buy all eTextbooks used by our students there are limitations.
Not all vendors sell their books in a digital format to libraries and even those who do often hold back many of their titles. What titles are they mostly likely to hold back? eTextbooks.
Consequently, the library has never been able to purchase more than one in four eTextbooks for any semester.
CAUTION: Whenever you discover a title in OneSearch currently being used as a textbook you should verify two things:
CAUTION: If a textbook has supplementary materials – quizzes, videos, additional reading, etc. - available from a supporting website, the library version of the title will not have access to the web site. What you see is what you get. We can only purchase what the vendors are willing to sell us.