Answered By: Doug Bolden
Last Updated: Oct 07, 2015     Views: 123

If we have a textbook in circulation, then you can check it out per your standard circulation privileges (, which are basically 25 books at a time, for 28 days at a time, with 3 renewals for undergrads and 50 books at a time, for 90 days at a time, with 1 renewal for grads. Even non-students may check them out, if they have guest passes with circulation privileges. 

You can search to see if we have your textbook (or, at least, the textbook you want to check out) at We do not have an ISBN or a by-class search, so it is best to have the author and the title when searching. 

However, there are some caveats. (1) We do not have a lot of textbooks. (2) Most of those we have are of older editions, because we got them when students or professors donated them. (3) If someone puts the book on hold between renewals, it will have to be returned and so may not be available for the whole semester. And, (4) Because of the nature of the beast, they are not available through Interlibrary Loan (see: 

But, again, if we have the textbook, you may indeed check it out. 

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