Answered By: Rebecca Hedreen
Last Updated: Jan 18, 2017     Views: 157

We do NOT collect copies of course textbooks as a regular practice. In some cases, however, textbooks may be part of the regular library collection (for instance, novels, scholarly monographs, or donated copies) or brought over by a professor and placed on Reserve.

To search for a book in the regular library collection, simply search by author or title from the Library Catalog search box on the Library homepage or directly in SouthernSearch. If you don't know the title or author of your textbook, check your course syllabus or the BookStore textbook search. You can search by ISBN, but each edition of a textbook gets a different ISBN, including hardback vs. paperback editions, editions with or without workbooks or online access, etc. You can use the ISBN to search the Internet, or an online bookstore like Amazon, to get the full author name or title. Books at other libraries Connecticut State Colleges & Universities system can be requested for delivery to SCSU. All books checked out may be recalled by other users.

To search Reserves, use the Course Reserves option in SouthernSearch. If we do not have a copy of your text listed, please check with your professor if they plan to bring a copy to the library. It may take a few days to process a new reserve book. Most course reserve materials are for library use only.

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