Resources for getting textbooks while the campus libraries are closed during COVID-19:

Electronic Textbooks: Some providers are making textbooks available for free to students during COVID-19. Try searching for your textbook at:

  • RedShelf– This company is partnering with the publishing community to provide students with up to 7 free ebooks through May 25th
  • Cambridge University Press– Free access to HTML textbooks

CSN Libraries Ask A LibrarianVia chat, email or text, our CSN librarians can let you know the availability of your textbook:

  • We will need to know the title of the textbook, your instructor’s name, and the course code & section number (ex. BIO101-1001), as well as the campus the course was held prior to March 18th (ex. Charleston, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Online, other)
  • If your textbook was on reserve at one of our campus libraries before March 18th, we may be able to email you some pages or chapters
  • Due to copyright and other restrictions, we can only make portions of a textbook available to you digitally
  • We can only email copies of textbook pages to your CSN email address, which must end in or
  • It will take several days from when you place your textbook request to when you receive the pages