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Textbooks

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Search the library's course reserve & textbook collection to find out if your textbook is available.

The library has over a 1,800 current textbooks on reserve. You can search by instructor, course title or number, or by the book’s author, title, and more.

 

We do not offer every textbook that is assigned for a semester, but we give high priority to adding those that are high cost, high use, and for high enrollment undergraduate courses.

Statistics

2020-21 Service Usage & Cost savings

Print:

  • We have 1,604 textbooks in our print lending collection.
  • Since we started in 2018, we have lent 12,751 print texts.
  • Each text cost an average of $156.70,
  • Students saved $461,638.35 with print checkouts in 2020-21.

E-Book:

  • Students logged 22,219 uses of e-book texts in 2020-21.
  • Since we started in 2018, students logged 67,271 uses of e-book texts.
  • Due to the complexities in e-book pricing, we cannot calculate average savings.

Controlled Digital Lending

Given the physical distancing in the last academic year, we implemented a controlled digital lending (CDL) program. Read more about CDL.

  • 459 unique students availed themselves of our scanned textbook program
  • Students borrowed scans from 615 unique titles
  • We loaned 2,946 chapters
  • The average student borrowed 6.4 chapters from 1.3 titles
  • Students saved $82,177.93 using this service.

2018-2021 Top Print Textbooks

Title Loans
Civically Engaged Reader 575
Campbell Biology 484
Organic Chemistry 262
Chemistry Structure & Properties 258
Student Study Guide & Solutions Manual for Organic Chemistry 248
Marketing Research 194
Professional Writing: Business Communications 188
Preparing for Your Acs Examination in General Chemistry 162
Hospitality 153
Short History of Movies 129

2018-2021 Top Electronic Textbooks 

Sustainability Principles & Practice         40,992
Fundamentals of Forensic Science            6,345
Fundamentals of Musculoskeletal Imaging            2,280
Legal & ethical issues for health professionals            1,057
Physical Rehabilitation                 900
Epidemiology 101                 848
Sustainability principles & practice (2014 edition, print only)                 829 
Documentation for Physical Therapist Practice                 785 
Principles of Management for the Hospitality Industry (newer edition)                 752 
Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)                 694