Use Electronic Items
Search the library catalog
to find digital versions of books, films, and other media.
Notify your students
Make sure your students know they can find materials for your course through the library.
Be aware of ebook limitations
Ebook editions from big textbook publishers — including Pearson, Cengage, McGraw Hill, Macmillan, and Norton — might not be available to libraries for institutional purchase or licensing.
Many publishers won’t license multi-user ebook copies to libraries, and some don’t offer any ebook licensing. Penguin Random House, Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster are among those whose books are difficult to license.
Ebooks also often have limits on the number of users who can read a book at the same time, which impacts our ability to serve the needs of all students, particularly when a class is large.
In addition, ebooks that include "digital rights management" (DRM) carry limits on printing and downloading, making them impossible to use with third-party services such as Perusall or other annotation tools.
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