Maximizing UVic Libraries eBooks for Students

eTextbooks for Students (Spring 2024)

We are continuing with UVic Libraries eTextbooks for Students project to track the use of library licensed electronic books assigned in courses for the spring 2024 academic term. This project provides a list of electronic versions of course textbooks that are available to students through the Library and supports access and affordability efforts that are important to student success.

eTextbooks for Students complements the Libraries’ advocacy efforts and aligns with its Strategic Directions. With this project, we have the opportunity to scan the university landscape and determine the extent to which the Libraries’ licensed resources are being used at all levels of course work. The Libraries’ expanded eBook collection allows instructors to assign quality course materials, while providing affordable solutions for students.

Savings garnered using library collections improves students’ access to affordable, quality education, and are closely aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal #4.

During the 2024 spring term, we believe instructors saved UVic students a total of $213,422.73 by identifying 112 titles used in 94 courses. Please check back here at the beginning of the summer 2024 semester for further savings.

112 eTextbooks in 94 spring 2024 courses are available online through the library. Library licensed eResources saved students $213,422.73 in textbooks.

CALL TO ACTION:

FACULTY: Let us know if you are using an open textbook or UVic Libraries licensed resources for your course this academic year!

STUDENTS: Let us know if you are accessing an open textbook or library licensed resources for your course!