Does the library have textbooks?
Each semester students inquire about obtaining textbooks from the Jarrett Library. The library does not typically have textbooks available for semester checkout. There may be some instances in which we have a book that is used as a textbook in a class. Check our online catalog to find out if a book is available in our collection.
US academic libraries don’t usually buy textbooks as these materials are highly specialized and go out of date very quickly. So, be careful, because if we do own a copy of your textbook it is likely to be an older edition than your professor wants. Also, even if we own your textbook, you will not be able to check out the book for the entire semester. The library is not the same as the campus bookstore. The library is here to support students in their research for their courses. The campus bookstore provides students with the ability to order their required textbooks for class.
If you are having problems obtaining your textbooks, we suggest that you speak with someone in the Office of Academic Success & Graduate Services or the ETBU Bookstore.