Answered By: Library Services Desk Last Updated: Jul 07, 2017 Views: 398
Although we do not comprehensively acquire them, the Libraries may own your textbook.
To check our catalog, enter the first few words of its title and the author/editor's last name into the search box on the Libraries' homepage, then click Search. This will produce a list of titles matching your keywords; click on the title of your textbook, and then on “Editions and Formats” in order to locate the exact edition you are seeking.
It’s also possible that your textbook may be available as part of the Libraries’ Top Textbooks on Reserve program, which serves the largest courses on campus. You can search for Top Textbooks here using the course code (e.g., COMM 107), the book’s title (e.g., Communicating), or the book’s ISBN (e.g., 978020523817).
If the Libraries do not own what you're looking for, you may try to request the book through UBorrow or Interlibrary Loan. Be advised, however, that these services usually cannot provide recent editions of textbooks, nor (in the case of ILL) will you be able to keep the item for an entire semester.
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