The Library is making a concerted effort to purchase online access to course materials in line with campus efforts to make education more affordable for our students. To view a list of available titles go to our website at www.leeward.hawaii.edu/library and select the About Course Reserves button, or click here.
The availability of online versions of titles depends on the publishers so we are unable to purchase all published titles. Online access for commercial textbooks is excluded from this service. The traditional textbook business model relies on individual student purchases of textbooks and libraries are generally unable to purchase e-book versions for campus-wide access. For textbooks, use our existing Course Reserves service for print materials. Click here for more info.
When an e-book version of your title is available, unlimited access can be purchased (if it’s an option) so all students can use the book concurrently. When unlimited access is NOT available, multiple copies will be purchased, however, providing enough online copies for ALL students to use concurrently is NOT possible. When multiple copies are purchased, the situation will be akin to our print course reserves model in which a handful of copies is available on a first come, first serve basis, but with online access.
The purchased e-books on the Course Reserves list were taken from this semester’s bookstore list. We will also purchase additional titles upon request so please contact me to do so. Email: email@example.com