New E-Book Program at Penn State World Campus

There’s a new opportunity for you to save money on books and selected readings for your courses this semester.

Our new E-Book program is being offered this fall as a partnership between the Penn State University Libraries and Penn State World Campus, providing you with free electronic books for selected courses. The goal of the E-Book program is to offer you increased library services and introduce a cost affordability initiative. The Penn State University Libraries has licensed E-Books that are already required texts in many of your Penn State World Campus courses.

To find out if you have a course that has a free E-Book, you can:

  • Check the Penn State World Campus Course Catalog. If you have a course that has an E-Book, it will show up with an asterisk next to it.
  • Visit our E-Book program web page and search for any of the current courses you are taking this semester. If the courses have an E-Book associated with the program, they will show up in the list.
  • Contact your academic adviser to inquire about E-books in your courses. All advisers have received a list of the E-Books that are part of the fall 2017 program.

You can access these selected E-books directly in your Canvas module. To do this, go to your course in Canvas and select Library Resources. Then select E-Reserves. You should see two tabs: E-Reserves and
E-Books. Select the E-Books tab and a link to your E-Book should appear.

You should have access to your materials on the first day of classes.

If you have any issues with accessing your E-Book, contact

Specific questions about library resources for Penn State World Campus students can be directed to Victoria Raish at or 814-865-0148.

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