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.
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:
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 email@example.com or request it from another library using Interlibrary Loan.