Answered By: Tom Reinsfelder
Last Updated: Jun 22, 2020     Views: 1265

You can often locate a copy of the book(s) or e-book(s) needed for your class(es) in the library.  Here are a few things to try. 

1. Search for your book or e-book using the Advanced Search in LionSearch
Search by Title and Author.

2. Course Reserves - Sometimes an instructor will make class materials available to students through the library by placing them on reserve. To see what is available for your class, check the Course Reserves list using the search box on the University Libraries website. For online E-reserves (books/articles) make sure to check the list of courses here.



3. **Updated April 2, 2020**
HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS).
PSU faculty, staff, and students now have online reading access to 48.11% of PSU print collection through ETAS.


Once logged in at, PSU users will be able to access the entire public domain corpus plus temporarily have limited access to in-copyright and copyright-undetermined volumes that are held by PSU library. The web pages below provide additional information:


4. **Updated July 1, 2020**  Temporary and Expanded Access to Additional Ebooks

Some vendors and publishers are providing additional free temporary access to resources due to COVID-19.

See: Temporary and Expanded Access to Vendor and Publisher Resources

         Remote Resources for Penn State Library Users 

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