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Required Readings book with magnifying glass

In your graduate courses, your instructor will provide you with information on obtaining the books and articles required for your course.

You are responsible for obtaining your own textbooks. You can purchase books from Amazon or other retail booksellers of your choice, or directly from the publisher. Many 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).
  • Consider e-books.  Digital editions for many required textbooks are available for instant download from several online booksellers. They are often 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.

Journal articles will be provided electronically through your courses’ 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 in the subject area, reading them is not mandatory for the course. You may find them useful as you undertake your own research in your fields of interest.

Options for obtaining Suggested Readings:

  • Students within travel distance of our Bethlehem campus can access course readings at the IIRP Library.  Because the IIRP Library is non-circulating, materials may be used on-site only. Photocopy services are available for a nominal per-page fee (cash only); the use of photocopied materials is subject to U.S. copyright law.
  • For books, consult your local public or academic library; the staff there can advise you about access and loan services available to you.
  • Check OCLC WorldCat to find libraries in your area that own the item(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 purchase your own copy. In many cases, used copies are available at reduced cost from online book merchants. Consider consulting reader reviews of a book before buying it, especially for costly items.

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.