This guide lists titles by course prefix, then alphabetically by title. Use the green tabs to the left (or above if you are on a small device) to find listings for specific course areas.
Look below this box for more ways to find ebooks that may be useful for your assignments and research.
This search finds only the online books in the EMU Library.
Sometimes the library has an electronic version of a book assigned in classes. EMU students can use these for free with an EMU NetID login. This guide lists titles by course prefix, then alphabetically by title. Use the green tabs to the left (or above if you are on a small device) to find listings for specific course areas.
Sometimes these are available in a very easy to use format, but often the format isn't ideal. Some library ebooks can only be read online and can't be printed or downloaded. Some library ebooks can be used by only one student at a time--in those cases, you may get a busy signal and have to read it at a later time. The ebooks listed here have a link to tips for using that type of ebook.
Library ebooks usually work well on a desktop or lap-top computer. We can't guarantee that they will work or display well on smaller devices, such as phones.
Most of these titles will also be stocked at the bookstore in print format. The EMU Library works to expand student options for course readings, not to replace use of print books.
Not all titles are available in library ebook format, and some large publishers like Pearson never offer titles in this format. The EMU Library has used grants and donations to try to provide as many ebook titles as possible to help EMU students who may have trouble affording course books.
The EMU Library faculty is concerned by the rising costs of course readings. We help students with text costs by assisting faculty in finding free or less expensive alternatives, such as open access textbooks or by supporting use of electronic library resources that are free to students with an EMU login.
The Eastern Michigan University Library works to lower barriers for low income students in obtaining course materials. The EMU Library Textbook Affordability Initiative supports the provision of free or lower cost course readings in multiple ways. Library faculty support the use of free open access course materials (OER) through creating online tools for finding OER and other alternatives (https://guides.emich.edu/alt-
Library ebooks have been provided for this project through grants and donations, such as:
EMU Student Government is sponsoring $60,000 worth of library ebooks used in classes!
GAMEABOVE sponsored $50,000 worth of course ebooks for 2021/2022!
This project was made possible in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
The EMU Credit Union has sponsored $5000 worth of libray ebooks used in courses.