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Where can I find my books for class?

Your first and best source for locating and purchasing your textbooks for your classes is The Core (the NorQuest bookstore).

You can use their online portal to purchase your books. For questions or assistance: you can email them (preferred contact) or call 780-644-6200.

Other places to purchase electronic textbooks from include VitalSource, RedShelf, and Google Play Books. You can also check buy and sell websites (like Kijiji or Facebook Marketplace) or student groups on Facebook for used textbooks if you would like a physical copy.

Check out our guide on textbooks for more information on how to get what you need!

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-Thurs), however if we need more information or clarification the request will take longer to fulfill.

You can find some items using our OneSearch catalogue. This video will show you how to use the OneSearch if you have not done it before.

If you would like a physical copy of a book, search for the title in the OneSearch. Look at the publication date to make sure it is the version that you are looking for. 

You can find older editions of your textbooks to check out for three weeks on our shelves. Place a hold on the items and use our curbside pickup service to collect your books from campus.

Double check with your instructors to see whether the older edition is still okay to use for your class.

You may also find other books available in our eBook collections, 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, Gale eBooks, and EBSCO Academic Complete (available mid-September 2020). Supplemental/other materials might be found on ABC-CLIO (academic reference books and periodicals) and Hoopla (in the non-fiction section). 

Most of our eBooks can be read within your internet browser without having to check them out - with the exception of books available through Hoopla.

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!