NOTE: This is an archived website of the "Emergency Online Textbooks for COVID-19 Closure Period" from Spring 2020. At the beginning of the campus closure and due to COVID-19 in March 2020, several eTextbooks were temporarily available for free from VitalSource and RedShelf. This is no longer the case. You can use this guide to find eTextbooks from these vendors, but they are no longer free. However, if your textbook is from OpenStax and on this guide and is available, you are in luck--OpenStax books are always free. Open educational resources, or OER, are freely available and have less strict copyright restrictions. If you are a faculty member interested in exploring OER textbook options, please visit our guide, "OER by Department".
With all of our campus and district classes and library services online, the ELAC Libraries have created this guide to help you find available textbooks online.
We've organized the green tabs here by course or department name and have found online textbook options for many ELAC classes! Under the textbook name, you'll see text that says "Available via...":
How to register and search the site:
How it works:
For help using VitalSource or RedShelf, contact their customer service directly.
For general library information and help, please visit the Online Library Resource guide.
For questions about this guide, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"How to Use VitalSource Helps Bookshelf" and "How to Use RedShelf Respond" in "Online Textbooks for COVID-19 Closure Period: Where to Find Free Textbooks Online" by Los Angeles Valley College Library is licensed by a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License".
"Emergency Online Textbooks for COVID-19 Closure Period" by East Los Angeles College is licensed by Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License".