Information on Textbook Match

Each quarter Kennedy Library creates a list of eBooks owned by the library that match with Cal Poly assigned course books.

Instructors:  Check OneSearch to determine if the library has an eBook version of a book used in your courses, then use this form to have the book added to Textbook Match. This form is for eBooks the library already owns. The form will be active through the 2nd week of each quarter in which you wish to add an eBook.

To place a physical book on reserve, visit our course reserves submission page. To discuss purchasing a book or eBook, contact your college librarian.

Archive of previous Textbook Match eBooks.


Explore how Kennedy Library is supporting faculty and students in their discovery and use of open (OER) and affordable resources.


Explore the Open and Affordable Resources LibGuide for information on open textbooks, Creative Commons licenses, open access, student support, and more.

Do we have an electronic copy of your textbook in the library? Check our quarterly list of e-textbooks to find out!

Learn more about ebooks available for use in your courses!

Would you like to share an electronic article or e-book chapter from one of our databases with your class? The proxy tool allows you to create a link to embed in your PolyLearn.

Are you interested in seeing how your colleagues are using open and affordable resources? Visit our Cal Poly Faculty Showcase to learn more!

Course Reserves

Faculty members: Please consider placing a copy of your book on reserve in the library. It’s easy and it can reduce financial strain on our students.

Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) at Cal Poly

The Affordable Learning Solutions initiative is a CSU-wide program committed to the principles of choice, affordability, and accessibility of educational resources. Kennedy Library, in partnership with the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology, the Disability Resource Center, and the University Store, is embarking on a year-long campaign to raise awareness around these issues and to provide options to support student savings and success.

Not sure where to being with open and affordable resources? Viewing our fall quarter AL$ Information Day workshop for faculty is a great place to start!

Learn how Cal Poly faculty are using open and affordable resources on our Faculty Showcase page.

For more information, please see the “Affordable Learning Solutions” tab on the Open and Affordable Resources LibGuide.