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Q. Does the library have my textbook?

Answered By: Norma Johnson
Last Updated: Mar 21, 2018     Views: 170

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 the textbooks assigned each semester.  Due to copyright restrictions, current textbooks or assigned books are generally not available through Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad). 

If  you would like the Libraries to consider adding a specific textbook, please send your request to the Circulation Department with your course and textbook information.


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