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Q. Does the library have my textbook?

Answered By: Norma Johnson
Last Updated: Nov 19, 2015     Views: 109

Maybe.  Here are the places to check:

  1. Check the Library Catalog under the author or title of the book.
  2. Check the Course Reserves lists by professor or class. 

    It is important to check the course reserves system in addition to the "regular" library catalog because some faculty members may place personal copies on reserve. These personal copies are returned at the end of the semester and do not become part of the Libraries' general collections. Therefore, they are not listed in the library catalog.

  3. Still not finding it? Ask Us  to be sure. 

As a rule, the Libraries do not automatically purchase all the textbooks assigned each semester.  Due to copyright restrictions, textbooks or assigned books are generally not available through Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad). 

If  you would like the Libraries to consider adding a specific textbook, ask your subject librarian

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