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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 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

2021-22 Service Usage & Cost savings

Print:

  • We have 1,522 textbooks in our print lending collection.
  • Since we started in 2018, we have lent 16,388 print texts.
  • Each text cost an average of $131.77,
  • Students saved $226,913.91 with print checkouts since 7/13/2021.

E-Book:

  • Students logged 26,234 uses of e-book texts in 2021-2022.
  • Since we started in 2018, students logged 105,315 uses of e-book texts.
  • If each student in each class utilized texts once or more per academic year, this would save $1,168,386.21.

2018-2022 Top Print Textbooks

Title Loans
Civically Engaged Reader 754
Campbell Biology 519
Preparing for Your Acs Examination in General Chemistry 325
Organic Chemistry 318
Student Study Guide & Solutions Manual for Organic Chemistry 278
Chemistry Structure & Properties 263
Marketing Research 203
Professional Writing: Business Communications 190
Sustanability Principles and Practice 170
Hospitality 169

2018-2022 Top Electronic Textbooks 

Sustainability Principles & Practice (2017)         61,711 
Fundamentals of Forensic Science            11,029 
Sustainability Principles & Practice (2021) 4,653 
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)            1,430
Legal & ethical issues for health professionals            1,057
Research Methods: the Basics                 900
Epidemiology 101                 863
Principles of Management for the Hospitality Industry (newer edition)                 772 
Human Osteology                 714