Library Ebooks Used in Classes

Links to library ebooks that have been assigned in EMU classes

Emergency Sources for Ebooks

About Library Ebooks

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 and it's possible that your professor many have placed a print copy on Reserves at the library, check the Reserves page linked below. 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 and McGraw Hill 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.

Search for Ebooks in the Library

This search finds only the online books in the EMU Library.

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The EMU Library Textbook Affordability Initiative

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 available free to students with an EMU login.

Library ebooks have been provided for this project through grants and donations, such as:

  • A $25,000 grant to collaborate with the Center for E-learning from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services in 2019-2020
  • A $2500 sponsorship from the EMU Credit Union in 2018
  • A Brickley grant for a collaboration with the Communications Department to provide ebooks for high enrollment Communications courses in 2018
  • A $5000 grant from the EMU Women in Philanthropy in 2015
  • A $4000 E-Fellows grant from EMU in 2014
  • Over $2400 in donations from individual EMU faculty members, 2017 to date

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This project was made possible in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

In 2018 these efforts were sponsored by the EMU Credit Union.