Textbook Affordability



This eTextbook Portal (below) helps you locate library eTextbooks and Open Educational Resources (OER) used for courses. If you want physical copies of textbooks instead, please see the link to the right for course reserves.

Please note that this eTextbook Portal is in beta and does not yet include all eTextbooks for Fall 2022. If you run into any issues or have any questions, please contact our textbook affordability librarian.

Most library eTextbooks are considered “Unlimited User Access,” meaning that all UCF students, staff, and faculty could access the eTextbooks simultaneously. This access, however, does not extend beyond UCF. Only UCF constituents are permitted to access and use the library eTextbooks. If the license lists something different, like “12 Simultaneous User Access,” then only 12 people can look at the eTextbook at one time. OER are different and designated by an “Open” license: anyone and any number of people (even beyond UCF) can access and use the OER.

Course Reserves

Looking for hard copies of textbooks that you can check out from the library?

Learn more on the Course Reserves page.

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