The health and safety of our users and staff are the priority. Supporting adherence to public health recommendations on social distancing is imperative at this time.
UWB/CC Campus Library's Course Reserves services will resume when the library re-opens with interim hours on Monday, September 20, 2021.
Faculty: Access to the Reserves Office (LB1-311) will be limited to library staff only until further notice. Please submit your Reserve requests to the Circulation Desk on the first floor.
For additional information, visit Faculty Guidance for Choosing Online Materials.
Print books and media owned by the UW Libraries or instructor may be placed on Reserve. Short loan periods are assigned to maximize access to course materials. One copy of most required books for UWB courses are automatically processed for Reserve; required books for Cascadia College may be placed on Reserve if owned by the UW Libraries or instructor.
University Book Store
Although some University Book Store's physical locations are closed until further notice, their online store is operating. Your students can order textbooks online and have them shipped.
We recommend our own not-for-profit University Book Store, but there are other places your students can purchase textbooks online. The Online Learning Support: How to Access Library Resources (For Students) provides additional information regarding textbooks and purchase options.
If you are requiring your students to purchase a code to access the textbook publisher's online portal for exercises, quizzes, and other course materials, please note that most used textbooks will not include the one-time use access code. Our bookstore staff will be able to assist you with questions about required access codes.
The UW Libraries licenses over half a million e-books, thousands of streaming films, and hundreds of article databases that can be used to support your online courses. For assistance identifying or purchasing e-books or streaming films for assigned reading or viewing, visit Faculty Guidance for Choosing Online Materials
To suggest films and ebooks to purchase for the Bothell Campus Library's general collection (i.e. not for required viewing or reading in your classes) please contact your subject librarian.
Requests are processed in the order received. Processing time is contingent upon workload and staffing levels.
Campus Library Reserves and the UW Libraries processes electronic readings with optical character recognition (OCR) but does not provide remediation of PDFs for added accessibility as a standard service (e.g. adding tags, alt-text). OCR creates a PDF that is compatible with assistive technology (such as screen reader software), though the quality may not be sufficient for individuals with visual impairment.
Requests for captioning and other services to support students with disabilities should be forwarded to UWB Disability Resources for Students (DRS) or Cascadia Disability Support Services (DSS) for assistance.
We encourage faculty to consider using an Open Textbook as an alternative to high-cost, commercial textbooks. Open Textbooks are books covered by an open copyright license and available freely to students, instructors, and the community. Most open textbook licenses allow the right to access, download, revise, or customize the content.
A few Open Textbook options are:
For more open textbooks options, or information about OERs and library-licensed educational resources (LERs), see Campus Library Open Educational Resources.
For other online alternatives to physical textbooks, see Faculty Guidance for Choosing Online Materials.
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Land Acknowledgment: The University of Washington Bothell & Cascadia College Campus Library occupies Land that has been inhabited by Indigenous Peoples since time immemorial. Specifically, this campus is located on Sammamish Land from which settler colonists forcibly removed Coast Salish Peoples to reservations in the mid-19th century. Today, descendants of the Sammamish are members of several Coast Salish communities.