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Q. Does the library have my textbook?

Answered By: Norma Johnson
Last Updated: Aug 26, 2020     Views: 385

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

As a rule, the Libraries do not automatically purchase the textbooks assigned each semester.  Books on the current semester textbook list or assigned 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 Course Reserves ( with your course and textbook information. The focus of course reserves during Fall 2020 will be on acquiring electronic materials whenever possible.