Answered By: Brandon Habron
Last Updated: Jan 04, 2017     Views: 70

The library does not purchase textbooks for classes. We may have older editions of a textbook, but we cannot promise that we have the exact edition you need. However, we may have novels and other resources that professors are using for required reading.

The best way to find if we have what you are looking for is to use QuickSearch or ask at the Circulation or Reference Desks. If we do not have it on the shelf, consider using E-Z Borrow to get the material you are seeking.

Your professor may also have put the textbook on course reserve, which means you may use the book for a set amount of time in the library. You can check here on the Course Reserves page to see if your professor has placed any books on reserve for your class.

Books borrowed from the library cannot be highlighted, underlined, or written in.  Damaged book fees may be charged if the book is returned in poor condition from marks on the inside.  Please remove any Post-It notes or other page makers before returning the book.

For information about purchasing textbooks for your classes see: How can I find my textbooks?

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