“Does the Library have my textbook?”

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We know students want to save money on their textbooks. The Library does have some textbooks, but not all of them. We might have your textbook on reserve or in our regular collection.

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Here’s how to find out if we have your textbook:

PSU Library Course Reserves

Instructors sometimes place textbooks and other course readings on reserve in the Library. We have both paper reserves (physical textbooks, for example) and electronic reserves (online articles and eBooks). Did your instructor place your textbook and course readings on reserve?

PSU Library Stacks & Summit Libraries

PSU Library may own a copy of a textbook but your instructor has not placed it on reserve. You may borrow this book from the Library.

If PSU Library doesn’t have the book, it may be available at a Summit library. You can request books from Summit and, if available, they usually arrive at the PSU Library Circulation Desk within a few days. You may borrow Summit books for six weeks.

Not at the Library?

PSU Bookstore is your first stop for textbook purchases.

Still have questions? Please Ask a Librarian for help.

Note: we are unable to request textbooks through Interlibrary Loan.