The Library has a new Student Donated Textbook Collection, which was started in thanks to the 2018-2019 Student Library Advisory Board. Board members had spoken out that many students do not obtain the required class books since they are cost prohibitive.
During spring and fall 2019 finals week the library advertised this collection initiative and asked students to donate their old textbooks or any required class texts. A donation form detailed which courses they were used for. At the end of each semester students will be reminded that they can donate their class books if they are able to.
Books in this collection will be "on reserve" at the Library Services & Information Desk for students to borrow for in-library use, for up to 4 hours of time. This time frame should help ensure that the book is available for all students in the course who might need it. Students can do their assigned course readings or use the photocopier or free scanners in the library.
How do I know if the library has my textbook or required reading available? Try these 3 things OR ask a librarian for help
- Check the list of Student Donated Textbooks We hope that this collection will continue to grow over time!
- Search the Library Catalog. As a general rule, we are not able to purchase textbooks for our collection, because new editions are published nearly every year. In the rare situation in which we do purchase a course textbook, we would only have one copy.
- It is possible that your professor put a copy of the required reading(s) on Course Reserves at the library. Course Reserves materials are available to consult in the library-just ask for them at the Library Services & Information Desk. You can also ask your professor to put a copy of the book(s) on Course Reserves.
Need help searching for your book(s)? Ask a Librarian for help!