Answered By: Reference Staff
Last Updated: Apr 06, 2020     Views: 150

During the time the library is closed due to COVID-19, we have access only to ebooks. Here are a few ways to find ebooks: 

  • Use Walker Library's library databases (Note: you'll need to log in from off campus)
  • EBSCO Ebook Collection
    • During COVID-19 closures, restrictions on multiple simultaneous use has been lifted on a case-by-case basis. Some publishers are still restricting access to one person.
  • ProQuest Ebooks
    • ebooks from scholarly sources, including University Presses and other top publishers.

Use one of the new tools to find ebooks from major publishers. Many course reserve titles are available through one of these platforms.

  • RedShelf Free e-Textbooks
    Users will need to create an account and log in to borrow their book. Search by title or ISBN. There is a limit of 7 free textbooks per student.
  • VitalSource Helps (Bookshelf)
    VitalSource Helps is a program designed to support students and instructors who may have lost access to course materials due to a campus moving to distance learning to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This program is made possible by the leading publishers and resellers in US higher education. The program offers free access to tens of thousands of ebooks through May 25, 2020. Can only have up to 7 textbooks on your bookshelf.                                                                                         (modified from Modesto Jr. College Library)

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