COVID-19 Announcement about E-Textbooks
April 15, 2020: While the library building remains closed at Baruch College and our print textbook collection is unavailable, there is a new, temporary option. Many textbook publishers have allowed their textbooks to be put freely online through May 25, 2020, on the RedShelf and VitalSource e-textbook platforms. Here’s how to get started:
- Check this list of popular textbooks that are available.
- If you find the book on the list that you need, then use the links below to get to the appropriate platform, set up your own account there, and find the textbook.
- If you still can’t find the book, search our e-reserves system (see below).
- If you need help, go to our Help page to email us or chat live online with a librarian.
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Policies and Information
We lend textbooks, DVDs, and CDs for many courses as part of our course reserve service. Most items can be borrowed for three hours from the reserve/circulation desk (2nd floor of the library). Electronic reserve materials (such as articles, book chapters we’ve scanned, etc.) are available online in our e-reserve system. Faculty and students can access e-reserves from anywhere on or off campus by logging in with the course password and their Baruch username and password.
At the reserve/circulation desk on the 2nd floor of the library. Give the staff there the course number and the title of the book.
No, all reserve items are available on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be requested in advance.
You can be added to a waitlist while you are in the library. To see when a book is due back, search for it in the“Reserves” portion of OneSearch, click on “Locations,” and then look for the due date and time under “status.
Yes, you can take them to class or outside of the library. Let our staff know that you want to take the book outside so you won’t set off the security sensors at the library exit.
Yes, you can renew the loan period once (i.e., extend it for longer), but only if there is no waiting list for the book
You may continue to use a reserve book after the circulation desk closes, but it must be placed in the bookdrop before the library closes. When the library is open 24 hours, the book must be placed in the bookdrop by 7 AM. Calculators, keys, and other nonprint materials must be returned before the circulation desk closes.