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Ebooks at OSU Libraries

Ebook resources at Oregon State University Libraries.

Ebooks for a Class

You can use any of the over 20,000 ebooks in our collection as primary or supplemental reading material for your class.

  1. We cannot reserve ebooks for your class. Anyone with an ONID account has access to them.
  2. The best way to get student to the ebook is to link to it from 1Search.
  3. Student will need to log in with their ONID to read the book.
  4. Most of our ebook collection is licensed for multiple simultaneous users. If you are not sure about a given book, please contact the library.

Link to an Ebook

To link to an ebook, first find it in 1Search. 1Search includes the library catalog, databases, and digital collections -- including ebooks.

  1. Locate the ebook in 1Search. You may want to filter your search results by Resource Type (on the right navigation bar) to only show ebooks.
  2. Click the Online Access link.

    An ebook with an Online Access link
  3. Click the Permalink icon.

    A row of icons in 1Search. One of them is "Permalink".
  4. Copy the link that appears and paste it into Canvas.

    A box opens under the "Permalink" icon. It has a persistent URL.

Requesting Ebooks for a Course

If you have a textbook and would like to see if it available as an ebook, please contact Zach Welhouse, online learning librarian, to discuss the options. We cannot promise to purchase an ebook but we will investigate our options.

Search for Ebooks

Use 1Search to find books, scholarly articles, newspaper articles and books held at other Pacific Northwest libraries (Summit).

OER and Open Access Textbooks

Another way to provide free educational resources, including textbooks, is through an Open Educational Resource (OER).