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E-Books at ODU Libraries

Q&A about E-Books

  1. Can I place e-books on reserve for my students to read?
    Yes. Contact Frances Everette-Gayther  feverett@odu.edu, for all book reserves.
  2.  How do I order an e-book?
    You can fill out our Book Request Form or contact your Subject Librarian
  3. I found an e-book listed in the library catalog, but when I clicked, it wasn't really there. What happened to it?
    In some cases, publishers will withdraw items from an e-book collection if they lose the rights to it. Once we find out, we will remove the record from our catalog. But there may be a lag time between e-book withdrawal and when we remove the record. If you need the book, you can request that we order it (see above).
  4. The Libraries own a print book but I would like to use an electronic version of the book. How do I request that? You can email your subject librarian to request that they find out if this option is available.