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Distance Students

Check Reserves

Your first stop should be checking if material is on reserve for your class.  Reserves are available in D2L, see this guide for more information

Philadelphia Center Reserves

Try the WCU Libraries

The library doesn't buy many textbooks, but it is fast and easy to check whether we have one.

  1. Search for the title of the book using the search box at the top library homepage. Use the pull down menu on the right to select the Catalog.
     
    TIP: Many textbooks have similar titles.  Add in the book's subtitle or the last name of one of the authors to make your search more specific.
  2. If we own the book, it should appear in the top few results.  If it's a print book, you can then request that it be sent to you. 
  3. This is an example of an e-book.  Here is how to access it.
    1. Click on the Online Access Link
    2. In the box that opens, look for the link to the full text near the top, in the box with the yellow banner. TIP:  There may be more than one link.
    3. You will be asked to log in with your WCU email address and password before you can use the ebook.

What if the Library Doesn't Own a Textbook?

You can try requesting your textbook for free from another library through a service called interlibrary loan. However, we can't guarantee that we'll be able to get a copy for you.

  • Try EZBorrow first (it gives you the book for longer).
  • Next try ILLiad.