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Textbook Lookup

Search the library's course reserve collection to find out if your textbook is available. Textbooks can be borrowed for 2 hours.

For help, contact the Circulation Desk at 239-590-7610 or


Try textbooks from Redshelf

After creating a free RedShelf account, students can borrow up to 7 e-books for up to 36 days each (loan period starts when the book is first accessed or after 30 days, whichever comes first). Search for your textbooks by title (please note: not all textbooks required for FGCU courses are available). RedShelf is partnering with the publishing community to provide students with free e-books from participating publishers.These e-books may be borrowed through 5/25/2020. To get started, go to RedShelf Responds.

Project Status

FGCU library received $40,000 to start a reserve collection of undergraduate textbooks. Beginning in the fall 2018 semester, undergraduate textbooks may be borrowed for 2 hours to use in the library.

This initial collection will not include every textbook and priority will be given to those which are high use and / or high cost and most needed by students. Depending on the enrollment in the course, more than one copy of a title may be purchased.

We are working closely with the bookstore and this is one more way that FGCU is helping students succeed by reducing student textbook expenses.

For questions related to the FGCU Textbook Affordability Project, please contact Rebecca Donlan at