Kennedy Library is excited to be able to provide you with a quarterly list of Cal Poly adopted textbooks held in our e-book collection. Each quarter we will provide links to assigned e-books. All books are available to read online and to checkout for a specified period of time. Books in PDF format are available for download in their entirety. There are several things to keep in mind:
- Some platforms, such as EBSCOHost, will require that you create an account in order to download the book to read offline. This platform also requires that you download software to read it on your personal computer or tablet.
- Some DRM-free platforms, such as ACLS Humanities, provide the entire book in pdf format, but require that you download it in sections. All titles are always available to read online, in a web browser.
Explore how Kennedy Library is supporting faculty and students in their discovery and use of open (OER) and affordable resources.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!
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.
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.