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E-Books at Penn State

Frequently Asked Questions about E-books on Course Reserves

 

Question: How do I find books, e-books, and articles on reserve for my course?
Answer: See the details and instructions here

 

Question: I see a lock screen in Canvas. How do I get around that?
Answer:
The lock screen appears when your browser is not accepting third party cookies. Try a different  browser or try adjusting the cookie settings in the browser you are using. Try https://www.wikihow.com/Enable-Cookies-and-JavaScript for instructions for different browsers.

Question: The E-Book asks me for a log in. What do I do?
Answer:
The E-Book link may be incorrect. Go to the Libraries homepage:
https://libraries.psu.edu/
and paste the title of the E-Book directly into Find, Books Articles and More. A link to your E-Book should appear in the search results.
Please also let us know at UL-RESERVESHELP@LISTS.PSU.EDU so we can update the link.

Question: Why can’t I print or download everything in some E-Books?
Answer
: Our E-Books are purchased from a variety of different e-book vendors and some of them impose restrictions on downloading and printing. These restrictions may vary depending on the provider.

Question: How do I get the E-Book if it says it's checked out?
Answer:
The E-Book link may be incorrect. Go to the Libraries homepage:
https://libraries.psu.edu/
and paste the title of the e-book directly into Find, Books Articles and More. A link to your e-book should appear in the search results.
Please also let us know at mailto:UL-RESERVESHELP@LISTS.PSU.EDU so we can update the link.

Question: Why can't I read library E-Books on my Kindle?
Answer:
Most E-Books available from Amazon or other retailers are licensed for single users on their approved, often proprietary, devices. Library E-Books are licensed for use by all PSU faculty, students and staff for use across multiple, but more generalized, platforms. 

Contact UL-RESERVESHELP@LISTS.PSU.EDU if you have any other e-book questions.