Students count on you to lead the way with alternatives to costly textbooks:
- E-Books in the Classroom through the USF Library. Tell us what you need. Simply fill the E-Books Reserve Request form and we will do the rest.
- Course Reserve at the USF library. Many course textbooks are available on reserve, or, give the library a copy (or two!) to add to reserves. Link to page.
- Ebooks in the USF Libraries. We currently hold over 500,000 electronic books in our collection so we may already have what you need. To see if we have the ebook you need:
- Go to the USF Libraries website. Click on “Research Tools” and “USF Libraries Catalog.” Search the catalog by title, author or subject.
- Then, narrow your results by clicking on “Online Resources” under “Format” on the left side of your screen.
- This will link you to other resources as well as books. All ebooks will have the Ebook icon under the book’s information.
- Go to WorldCat on the USF Libraries website. WorldCat is a global listing of library collections. It allows you to search collections in libraries around the world. This is another way to find out if a book is available electronically. If it is, the USF Libraries will purchase it.
- Working with the USF Bookstore. Submit Textbook Orders to the USF Bookstore before the deadline (on the bookstore’s home page, click on “Faculty”): October 1st for Spring Semester / March 1st for Summer / April 1st for Fall Semester
- Traditional Textbooks – use “unbundled” or earlier editions whenever appropriate.
- Create your own course packs – The library will secure all permissions. You choose the readings, we do the rest.
- Consider open access textbooks. More information here »