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READ 530-541 - Reading & Literacy Perspectives: E-Books / Print

This guide identifies useful resources for those enrolled in READ 530-541 courses

Find & Request Physical GFU Library Materials: 1 min. 22 sec.

Find Physical Items in GFU Libraries

Find Print Books and Other Physical Items in the GFU Libraries 

To search for GFU print books, videos, and other physical items:

  • Add your search terms and click the gold Search button to run the search

GFU Library Primo Search

The initial Primo search returns physical items along with online materials.

To limit to physical items from GFU libraries, such as print books, DVDs and print journalslook at the left side of the search results under the Availability heading and click the link "Physical Items in GFU Libraries"

Next, narrow by Resource Type such as print books from the left sidebar by clicking the link to Print Books, DVD Videos, Journals, etc. 

A Primo Advanced Search allows for more nuanced searching, and limiting by material type, language, and more.

Circulation Period: GFU books circulate to students for a four-week period, with up to two renewals. Most DVDs check out for one week.

GFU Books For Your Research Topics

Links to results below from our GFU Library contain print and online materials that may be helpful for your research topics. View the one minute video for instructions on requesting physical GFU library materials. 

Distance students requesting phsical materials, such as print books, may choose "Distance - Other" and library materials will be mailed to your home via priority mail arriving within three-four working days.

Find Ebooks at George Fox Library: 2 min. 8 sec.

Find & Access GFU Ebooks

 E-books and other online materials in Primo are immediately available to GFU students and staff. 

To find GFU e-books:

  • Go to the Library home page
  • Add your search terms and click the gold Search button to run the search

GFU Library Primo Search

On the Primo search results page look to the left under the Resource Type heading

Choose the eBooks link to limit results to eBooks only (click "Show More" if eBooks are not showing)


  • Click the Online access or title link for information about the book
  • Click the link after "Full text available at:" to view the ebook
  • Sign in if prompted

Another option is to search for GFU ebooks from the Primo Advanced Search page. Add your search terms, set Material Type: eBooks, Search Scope: GFU and click the Search button.

Visit our Library E-books page with info on major GFU Library e-book vendors - In addition, use the links to guides on the page to learn how to use our two largest vendors of ebooks, ProQuest Ebook Central and EBSCOhost, for downloading, printing, note taking and more.

E-books for READ 536

The books below are accessible to GFU students and faculty 24/7 from any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection.

To download the e-books (for offline use) you will need to create free accounts on two of the vendor's sites (Ebrary and Ebsco linked below). In addition, a free Adobe ID is needed and the free Adobe Digital Editions software is required to download on a laptop of desktop computer.

If you would like to download the e-books onto an iPad, iPhone, or Android device, you will need to download the free Bluefire App (in mobile device links below) and you will need an  Adobe ID to authenticate the app.