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Finding your books for Spring/Summer term

Your first and best source for locating and purchasing your textbooks for the Spring/Summer 2020 term is the Bookstore. You can call them at 780-644-6203 (or toll free at 866-534-7218) or email them and arrange for your materials to be mailed to you or picked up at the Edmonton downtown campus.

We have a large collection of books available online! eBooks can be checked out for three weeks (21 days) at a time. You can see how this is done in our tutorial called Finding and Viewing eBooks.

Our scholarly eBook databases include ProQuest eBook Central, EBSCO eBooks, and Gale eBooks.
Supplemental/other materials might be found on ABC-CLIO (academic reference books and periodicals) and Hoopla (in the non-fiction section). 

Please note that to check out the eBooks that you find, you may need to create an additional user account on these websites. We recommend using your MyMail account to do so (the passwords are up to you!).

Are you looking for a single chapter of one of your current textbooks? Fill out this form and we can start the process of sending it your way! Please note this material is for private study only. Copying, distributing, or selling this material is not permitted. Copies will be sent via email only as the Learner Centre remains closed at this time.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I request more than one chapter? Can I ask for the whole book to be sent to me?
No. According to Canadian copyright laws, we are only permitted to copy one chapter from a book or one article from a periodical (like a scholarly journal). 

Can I make multiple requests in one day?
Please try and space out your requests as much as possible. Keep in mind that copyright laws still apply to digital copies, and because of that, you are limited in how much content you can request at one time. 

How long will it take to get the scanned chapter?
We aim to have it to you in 48 hours (during the work week, Mon-Fri), however if we need more information or clarification the request will take longer to fulfill.