Answered By: Research Librarians
Last Updated: Dec 06, 2016     Views: 64

Unfortunately, the Library cannot afford to purchase textbooks and still maintain the subscriptions and other resources needed by students and faculty for research.  Also, one copy of a textbook would not be acceptable to whole classes of students.  At times, a professor may place a personal copy of the textbook on reserve, but not every professor has access to extra copies.

You can search for textbooks on the bookstore's website, by course number.

If your professor has announced that the required textbook is on reserve in the library, search "Course Reserves" by the course number or the professor's name.

Occasionally, you'll find a required textbook in the library catalog, located at UH's Anderson Library or UHD's library.  If the book is not on reserve or checked out, you may enter a request to have it transferred to UHCL's Circulation Desk, or to the campus library at Pearland or at Sugar Land, by following these instructions.


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