Answered By: Loring Prest
Last Updated: Jul 09, 2015     Views: 160

Generally speaking, the answer is "no." The library does not buy the textbooks required for your class. Please note that when we say "textbook" we mean books designed to be used in classroom instruction. For example, Priniciples of Accounting, 10th ed., or Elements of Chemistry, 7th ed.

The library might have a book required for your class...

  • If your professor has asked you to read a book that is simply a "normal" book (not a textbook) that we have in our collection.
  • If your professor has placed a copy of the textbook on "reserve." (If so, go to the Reserve Desk and ask for it.)
  • If your book is a textbook designed for use by elementary or secondary education teachers. (If so, it would be in our Curriculum Collection.)

For the definitive answer, search our catalog, or contact the Reference Desk and we will check for you.

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