Answered By: Chris Williams
Last Updated: Apr 20, 2015     Views: 7

Yes and no.


The library has textbooks that could help with some classes. Some are kept on reserve, which can only be checked out for a period of 3 hours per day and must be used in the library.

There are also some older editions of textbooks in the library's circulating collection. They may be of use if the textbook for your class has not changed much in its current edition. However, they are primarily useful as a temporary measure until you can get the proper textbook.

The library does not sell any textbooks, nor is it likely that you would be able to find all the class materials you need there and check them out for the entire semester. To purchase textbooks, consider searching for them on or visit the bookstore on campus.

You may also want to check with your professor prior to purchasing any textbooks. Some textbooks are required, but others may be more of an item that is useful to have (but that you can get by without). Also, ask if a slightly older edition (which is often much less expensive) could stand in for the most current edition. These are tricks that every undergraduate student learns eventually, so you might as well start using them now!


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