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Library COVID-19 Update #6.5 - Textbook Access

Still need to access your textbooks from our reserve shelf but cannot now that we are closed? There are two ways you can still get the content you need:

1. If you need a single chapter of one of our reserve 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.

2. Some books are available on VitalSource for borrowing.
To access the textbooks, go to the VitalSource website and search for the name of your textbook (for example, SAGE 50). If it is available, you will have to sign up for VitalSource Bookshelf to sign them out for free. The link is at the top of the page on the right side. 
To sign up for a Bookshelf account, use your NorQuest email address and a password of your choice. If you need help, instructions on how to do that can be found here.
Please note that students can borrow up to 7 books on their accounts. This offer will expire on April 30, 2020.

Happy Studying!