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Textbooks, eTextbooks & Course Reserves

Textbooks & Course Reserves

In Fall 2020, Student Affairs sent out a survey to students, and when asked whether “My required textbooks were affordable,” only 37% of the 2,178 students agreed or strongly agreed with the statement.

One important service EWU Libraries offers is help accessing textbooks through Course Reserves. But we need help from instructors to make this happen.

If you have extra copies of your assigned textbooks for your classes held on campus, please fill out the form to place them on reserve.

Purchasing Textbooks - Pilot for Spring Quarter

EWU Libraries received $2800 from the Foundation’s Eagle Grant for a pilot project to purchase textbooks.

Please fill out this form to help us identify textbooks by Friday, March 4th. This will allow us enough time to prioritize, purchase, and process the textbooks by the first day of spring quarter. We will notify you if we will be purchasing your textbook by March 11th.

  • Because it is limited funding, priority will be given to 1) textbooks that we can purchase in electronic format with unlimited access, 2) textbooks that cost over $100, and 3) textbooks in classes with the most students.
  • If we cannot get an electronic copy, we will purchase one print copy of the textbook.
  • Please fill out the form even if your class doesn’t meet the above criteria! We do not expect every class to have a large enrollment with expensive textbooks to qualify.


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