Find Books Online


We are working hard to provide access to online versions of as many textbooks as possible as part of the Libraries Coronavirus Response.

You can search by course to view online textbooks or request a scanned chapter:

Find out if your textbook is available online

View list of online textbooks for NC State (may take a few minutes to load). This list includes some textbooks that have been assigned in Fall 2020 and previous semesters, too.

About Our Textbook Chapter Scanning Service

If you can't find on online version of your textbook, we can scan chapters and email them to you by request.

Other Books

If you're looking for something other than a textbook, there are a few places you can check.

NC State University Libraries Catalog

The Libraries offers online access to thousands of books and other resources that you can view from your web browser.

Search the Catalog for online materials

Publisher Access During Coronavirus Response

Some publishers have made millions of books temporarily available online for free, such as the National Emergency Library. View our comprehensive list of publishers offering temporary expanded access.

Suggest a Purchase

If we don't have the ebook you're looking for, please send us a purchase suggestion, and we will make every effort to make it available.

Ask Us

If you have any questions about online access to books, using VitalSource, or anything else, please Ask Us.