Q – Does Falvey Library have the textbook for my course?
A – The Library does not purchase textbooks for current courses unless the titles are specifically ordered by faculty.
Reason #1 – Expense: New editions are often published in a year or so, rendering the textbook we would have purchased obsolete.
Reason #2 – Competition: The Library doesn’t want to compete with the University Shop.
Please search the library catalog. If the textbook you need is not in Falvey’s collection, you may be able to borrow one from another library using the E-Z Borrow system. (Your “Patron ID” to log onto E-ZBorrow is your 16-digit Wildcard number.) E-Z Borrow libraries may occasionally be willing to lend a textbook, but Interlibrary Loan guidelines discourage libraries from lending textbooks.
Professors may place textbooks on reserve for their courses.
~Gerald Dierkes and Luisa Cywinski
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