In an effort to help reduce student spending on textbooks, the library has launched an initiative to cross-reference the faculty course-adopted textbook lists with multi-user e-books that we either already have in our collections, or that we can purchase.
When we find a match, we will notify the faculty via email so that they can have the option to share the link to the e-book with their students through Blackboard.
As of Summer 2021, the library conducted a search of current textbooks and compiled a list of e-books that are currently available, and notified faculty whose courses matched up. Some of the departments currently using library e-books as textbooks include Business, Sport Management, Management, and Health.
Here is a guide that lists the e-book availability of some of the textbooks being used at DU and a list of what can be purchased.
Thank you to Jamie Hazlitt at Loyola Marymount, William H. Hannon Library, for giving us permission to use. This guide is adapted from their work.