Skip to Main Content


Welcome to the E-Textbooks Library Guide

Created by geralt on Pixabay.

The University Libraries provides access to some e-books that are used as textbooks. Students may use these e-books free of charge.

University Libraries does not own the electronic version of all textbooks. Some publishers, such as Cengage and Pearson, will not sell e-books to libraries. Others, such as McGraw-Hill, Routledge, and Sage, charge libraries extremely high prices for e-textbooks. The University Libraries has a limited budget, so it is not possible to purchase copies of all textbooks. 

Most of the e-textbooks are accessible to unlimited simultaneous users. If access is more limited - such as to 1 simultaneous user, the listing indicates the exact number of simultaneous users allowed. We will upgrade those textbooks to unlimited usage whenever possible. Some e-textbooks have printing and/or downloading limits.

To check to see if an electronic version of your textbook is among those purchased by the library, click on tab for the appropriate semester on the left. Then search by title under the first tab at the top or by course number in the second tab. If you locate your textbook, click on the title to access the e-textbook.

If you encounter any problems accessing an e-textbook, please fill out an Electronic Resource Technical Support Form, and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Wichita State University Libraries, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita, KS 67260-0068 | Phone: (316) 978-3481 | Comments/Suggestions | Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube Channel Federal Depository Library Program HathiTrust Digital Library Patent and Trademark Resources Centers