Library and Bookstore
Connecting you to the resources you need
The WGU Central Library
The WGU Central Library is available to WGU students 24 hours a day. The Library offers access to full-text articles from periodic journals, magazines, and newspapers through a number of databases, including Academic Search Complete, Cinahl, Health Business Elite, Medline, ProQuest ABI/Inform, and Wilson Omnifile. WGU’s interlibrary loan services provides our students access to the extensive collections of The University of Michigan libraries. Once a student locates a book they want to use in their research, the student can use the Michigan Information Transfer Source interlibrary loan program to have the book delivered to their home. The library also provides WGU students with access to over 94,000 full text E-books.
The library is available only to WGU students and faculty.
In most assessments, you will be provided a course of study that outlines the resources you can use to develop the necessary competenciessome courses require textbooks. Textbooks are not included as part of tuition, so you will be responsible for purchasing the books you require.
WGU operates an online bookstore through EdMap that contains all of the required texts. Books are competitively priced and, in some cases, can be purchased in an "eText" version at a considerable saving.
You can learn more about textbooks and other learning resources in the WGU Academic Experience.
Students, mentors, alumni, and friends of WGU can acquire WGU apparel and other merchandise through the services of our contracted online store.