Required Readings 


In your graduate courses, your instructor will provide you with lists of the books and articles required for your course.

You are responsible for obtaining your own textbooks. You can purchase books from Amazon or other online booksellers of your choice, or directly from their publishers. Most books are available in both print and e-book editions.

  • Don't wait - Buy your books early! In order to avoid potential delivery issues resulting from shipping delays, we highly recommend that you order your textbooks as soon as possible after registering for your course(s).
  • IIRP-published books: If your required textbook is published or sold by the IIRP, order it from the IIRP Bookstore.
  • Consider e-books: Digital editions for many required textbooks are available for instant download from several online merchants. They are usually less expensive than print copies. Free e-reader apps for computers, tablets and smartphones are available for Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook and Google Play Books titles.
  • Rent, rather than buy: Some e-books may be available for short-term rental. They are often the most economical choice for textbooks you do not wish to keep long-term. The price can depend on the length of the rental period. Check the book's publisher site or online booksellers for options.
  • Borrow e-books online: Some books may be available to borrow for short-term periods from online libraries. Check the IIRP library catalog to find e-book editions; see more information here. Note: Because of reader demand, availability of individual titles is not guaranteed; in addition, older editions of some texts may be available, but not current ones.

Journal articles are provided electronically through your course Moodle pages.

Suggested Readings

For some courses, instructors may list additional books, articles or other documents as supplementary material that cover specific topics in more detail. While the instructor recommends them for deeper immersion into specific subjects, reading them is not mandatory for the course. You may find them useful as you undertake further research into your own areas of interest.

Options for obtaining Suggested Readings:

  • Check OCLC WorldCat to find libraries in your area that own the book(s) you are looking for; you can search by zip or postal code. Contact these libraries directly to verify your items’ availability and to find out about access to their collections. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like help communicating with them.
  • If the topic of a Suggested Reading book is of particular interest to you, you may wish to buy your own copy from the retailer of your choice. In many cases, previously-owned copies and/or e-book editions are available at reduced cost from online book merchants. Consider consulting reader reviews of a book before buying it, especially for costly items.
  • For journal articles, the Library provides free interlibrary loan services for students. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your request. In most cases, journal articles are delivered electronically via e-mail within a couple of business days.

If you need additional assistance locating course readings, do not hesitate to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for help.

Library Hours

Library Hours

The Library is located at the IIRP Graduate School’s Bethlehem campus:
531 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18108

Office hours
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

Reference services available
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Thursday

Contact the Librarian for questions or to schedule an appointment.

Zeau D. Modig
Phone: 610-807-3007