ODU Libraries provide a growing number of e-books for our users. In general, when a book order is made, we will purchase the electronic edition (if available) rather than print.
A large number of our e-books come from two providers: EBL and Ebrary. These providers enable the Libraries to get e-books from many different publishers. We also buy e-books in collections from single publishers. We explain how to use e-books from our many providers in this guide.
You may also consider browsing through some of the general or subject-specific collections listed in this guide.FAST FACTS:
Ohio State University Press, The Knowledge Bank: All Ohio State University Press monographs, and the linguistics textbook language files, will be open and free to use through the Ohio State University Libraries’ Institutional Repository, The Knowledge Bank.
to many of their online resources. Most of these will only be available through May or June. Be sure to also consult our Monarch OneSearch catalog for materials the Libraries already have.
Currently, many students do not have access to their purchased course materials. Many vendors are offering free online access to textbooks with registration. Please note that the Libraries are not able to facilitate setting up access to these titles for instructors or students. Each user needs to go through the process individually. (See also the E-Books tab.)