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Book Options for Distance Education Students
Too far away to visit Cincinnati State's main campus to pick up books? You still have options!
- All Students have access to full-text e-books (& academic articles!) that can be accessed 24/7 with a 7 digit Cincinnati State college ID.
- Ohio Students can use OhioLINK's "pick-up anywhere" option & their Cincinnati State 7 digit ID to have books delivered to their preferred OhioLINK library, or to check out books from any OhioLINK library. Is a public library closer? You may be able to use your public library card to have OhioLINK books delivered to the library you use. Browse the list & interactive map of OhioLINK libraries to find one close to you.
- Northern Kentucky Students can use their Cincinnati State ID for borrowing privileges at any SWON library. Visit the list of SWON Member libraries for contact information.
- Out-of-State Students who prefer not to use e-books should check with their closest public library or state subsidized college library to obtain borrowing privileges.
At Cincinnati State, you have access to over 100,000 e-books via the databases listed below. You will need to enter your name & 7 digit College ID to connect to these resources from off-campus. Not sure what your ID number is? Go to MYCSTATE & use the link for "Look Up Username/Reset Your Cincinnati State Password" to retrieve it. Watch our "Looking Up Your College ID" video for more instructions.
Oxford Scholarship Online
Contains 9,000 e-books in 20 subject areas across the humanities, social sciences, sciences, medicine, and law.
Humanities E-Book Project
A collection of high quality books in the field of history. These are works of major importance to historical studies—books that remain vital to both scholars and advanced students, and are frequently cited in the literature.
Wiley Online Books
Includes e-books across 17 subjects, including the Humanities, Law & Criminology, Food Sciences, the Arts, Earth Sciences, etc.
Project Gutenberg (Public)
The Internet's oldest collection of full-text electronic books, available free to everyone.
Online Books Page (Public)
A collection of more than 20,000 English language books on various subjects.
Watch & Learn: Finding Books
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You can check due dates, the status of items you've requested, & renew books online! Just go to My Library Account or follow the button below to log in to your account.
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