Glossary: Textbooks


Textbooks are those identified as "required" or "recommended" in your course syllabus. These are books you are expected to purchase for the course and they're available at the bookstore. The library does not purchase textbooks, because our acquisitions funds are used to purchase supporting research material.

Ocassionally, a textbook might be available in the library if a course instructor has put a copy on Reserve for a particular reason (such as lack of availability from the bookstore). We might have older versions of a text on our stacks if former students have donated them to us.

As a general rule, you won't find current copies of your textbooks in the library.

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