There are many potential benefits to assigning readings from sources other than traditional textbooks that students have to purchase.
Contact your Subject Librarian to explore options:
Online resources in the MacEwan Library collection can be assigned to students by simply providing them with a link to this content.
Visit Linking to Online Resources to ensure students can access these resources when off-campus.
Physical resources in the library collection can be placed on reserve for short-term loan at the Library Services desk in John L. Haar Library.
Library staff can also make digital copies of book chapters or DVDs in the Library’s physical collection. These resources can then be made available for your students in Blackboard.
Visit Items on Physical Reserve to learn more.
Instructors can gather course materials from the library's collection, as well as free online resources, in mêskanâs for students to access.
Library staff are available to help with this. Visit Course Outline Service to learn more.
Only switch to a new edition of a textbook if the content is outdated or the edition becomes unavailable from publishers. This gives students more opportunities to buy used copies and sell them when they are no longer needed.
Consider assigning a textbook with a digital rental option. The following sites offer rental options for many popular textbooks:
There are many potential benefits to assigning textbook alternatives.
For help exploring options, connect with your Subject Librarian.