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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 textbook 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 use. If you are not sure, please contact the library.


Requesting Ebooks for a course

If you have a textbook and would like to see if it available as an ebook, please contact Stefanie Buck, Ecampus librarian, to discuss the options. We cannot promise to purchase an ebook but we will investigate what options we have.

OERs and Open Access Textbooks

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

Search for Ebooks

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

Link to an Ebook

To link to an Ebook, you need to search for it in 1Search, which is the library catalog plus a lot of other stuff like articles and videos.

Locate the ebook in 1Search

Click on the View Online tab

Go to the right and click on the Actions drop down menu

Actions drop down menu with Permalink

Choose Permalink

Copy the link that appears in the pop-up box and paste it into Canvas.

Permalink for an ebook