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Remote Services & Access: eBooks

This guide describes the services the library offers that can be utilized remotely and how to access them.

Searching for eBooks

  • Search the Shaw University Libraries catalog.
    • Shaw Libraries has access to hundreds of thousands of ebooks, which will appear in your search results.
      • To access one of these ebooks, simply click the View ebook buttonbutton.
      • To include or exclude ebooks from your search, use the Format filter on the left side of your search results list, and either check or uncheck the ebooks box: Ebook filter
  • Or go straight to a specific ebook database by clicking one of the links below.
  • For tips on searching, see the Get Started with Research page.

Using Proxy for Off-Campus Access

When accessing online library resources such as databases and ebooks from off-campus, you will first be taken to the Proxy Login page. Here you will enter your Shaw University credentials:

  • For Students:
    • Use your student ID# for the username, and the associated PIN as the password. (These are the same credentials you use to get to Bearsnet, the same password you use for your email.)
  • For Faculty and Staff:
    • Use the prefix only of your email address as the 'Username' (e.g. 'yourname' in

You must be a current student, staff, or faculty member of Shaw University to be granted access.

Please contact us if you have any trouble with this process.

Browse and Search eBook Collections

More Sources Provided by the Library

More Sources that are Open to the Public


Open Copies of Books Read at Shaw

The following books are often read in Shaw courses. Click the links to retrieve an open access copy.

For further assistance, please contact us!
Shaw University Libraries - James E. Cheek Learning Resources Center
118 E. South Street - Raleigh, NC 27609
919-546-8407 -

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