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iSchool Faculty

Information useful to faculty in using King Library Resources

OneSearch: Find Books, Articles, and More

OneSearch Catalog

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How do I access an ebook?

  • Although OneSearch provides the option to also search the combined catalogs of all 23 California State University libraries, you will only have access to ebooks owned by SJSU.  If there is an ebook you want and can't access, you can request a print copy of the title through Interlibrary Loan. 
  • To restrict your search to ebooks, after searching on your topic, select the Books filter then the Full text online from SJSU filter. (Note: When the library has multiple formats, you'll sometimes see both the location of a print edition as well as a link to Online access). 

How do I get a print book?

  • As a distance student or faculty member, you will need to use Interlibrary Loan to get a print book . Plan ahead — delivering books can take 7-10 days.*   Print materials temporarily unavailable due to COVID-19 

  • Need just a book chapter? Interlibrary Loan also provides this option. The chapter will be scanned and delivered to your Interlibrary Loan account.

  • Live near another California State University campus? See Borrowing In-Person at Other CSU Campuses.


*SJSU will mail the book to you for free but you are responsible for mailing it back. If you would like to avoid this small charge, see if your local public library offers an Interlibrary Loan service. You may be able to request and return a book for no cost.

Options for Using Books in Your Canvas Course

1.  Check OneSearch for titles: See if the title is already in print or ebook format in the library.

2.  If it is available as an ebook, click on the title then look for the Permalink icon: 

Permalink graphic

Clicking this icon will give you a link you can copy and paste into your Canvas course.

3.  If it is available in print, put a scan of a section (often one chapter or less than 10%) in your Canvas course using Course Reserves. (See the Course Reserves tab for details.)

4.  If the King Library does not own the book, send your request for purchase to Ann Agee at or request it from another library using Interlibrary Loan.