Despite the libraries' commitment to affordability and accessibility, there are some publishers that will not allow us to purchase an e-textbook version of their publications.
We can offer assistance and guidance to make course materials available to your classes.
Any electronic title that the library has access to can be added to the library reading list. Some titles do limit the number of students so if you want to make sure all your students will be able to access the item, you can email us with any questions at email@example.com.
Physical books can be placed on reserve at all libraries except Hicks Undergraduate Library. These titles can be displayed in the Library Reading List. We can also see if the electronic book is available for purchase if you would prefer that for your class(es).
If you want us to purchase a book for your class, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the course code and the instructor's name and the title, author, edition, and ISBN
We do allow instructors to place their personal copies on course reserves. Please keep in mind that if the book gets lost or stolen, libraries will not be able to replace the item. We are always willing to try to purchase an electronic or physical copy for your course. You can send any requests to email@example.com
You are able to link the electronic article to your library reading list. Please view step 2c: Add electronic catalog items to see how that is done.
If we do not have access to the electronic journal article, you can have the physical title scanned and then you can upload it to your Library Reading List in Brightspace. For instructions on how to request the article and upload it, please see steps 2g: Request copies from Interlibrary Loan and 2h: Add scanned PDFs to your reading lists.
If you wish to upload your personal scan, please make sure that it is in compliance with copyright law and make sure it is accessible for all students.
Purdue Libraries has access to a few different streaming services. More information about the streaming services can be found on the Streaming Video Libguide
Kanopy videos have a 1-year license and the videos will have to be renewed every year. If you see a video on Kanopy that you would like for your class, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can purchase that film for you.
We have also licensed films directly from the production company. We can work with you to see if that is a possibility. If that is something that you are interested, send us an email at email@example.com
If the film isn't available as a streaming option, then libraries can purchase the DVD if we don't already have it and place it on physical reserves at the HSSE Library. The HSSE Library has computers with DVD drives, multiple DVD players, and two media viewing rooms.