“Does the Library have my textbook?”

We have so many books at the Library! But do we have your textbook? The answer is: it depends. We know you want to save money on your books this term, so here are some ways to figure out if the Library has your book. ""

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). You can borrow print books at the Circulation Desk on the Library’s first floor.

Did your instructor place your textbook and course readings on reserve? Find out here: 

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 (Summit is a partnership of academic libraries in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho). You can request books from Summit (for free!) and, if available, they usually arrive at the PSU Library Circulation Desk within a few days. You may borrow Summit books for six weeks.

Is your book available to borrow from PSU Library or through Summit? Find out here: 

Not at the Library?

PSU Bookstore is your first stop for textbook purchases, of course.

Looking for something else at the Library? 

The Library catalog is your starting point to find books, ebooks, articles, journals, streaming videos and other media, and much more. Log in with your ODIN to see all the resources available to you.

Still have questions?

Please Ask a Librarian for help.

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