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The official website of the CSUN AL$ initiative.

Free Electronic Books/Textbooks, Articles, Media, etc. for CSUN Students and Faculty


In light of the COVID-19 outbreak and the widespread transition to online learning, many publishers and information resource providers are temporarily making their offerings available to students and faculty free of charge. Some of those resources are listed below.

To get started:

Watch the below recorded video of AL$'s April 2020 webinar

Embed a Canvas page on course materials for your students

For general information on CSUN and University Library's responses to COVID-19, please visit:
CSUN COVID-19 Official Webpage and University Library COVID-19 Updates and Resources.

   Make a difference during this difficult time!

Now that virtual classes are the new norm, the need for eBooks has skyrocketed. Student book budget concerns have now intensified with the urgent need for typically more expensive eBooks, consequently leaving students with a sometimes insurmountable financial burden. Every $200 donated helps us purchase an eBook with unlimited access – a big plus for students. Your donation to this critical cause will help CSUN students in pursuit of academic success and a better life.

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CSUN Library Resources

Find e-books, journals, and other content we already have licensed:


Open Educational Resources

In addition to the resources listed above, don't forget to check out our OER Guide to find educational resources that are always freely available to use and share.


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