Borrowing Textbooks from the Library

Thursday, Aug 27, 2020

To provide textbook access to as many students as possible, loan lengths are restricted to 24hrs. This means library textbooks cannot replace the level of access you would have when purchasing/renting your own copy. 

To borrow a textbook from the library (This service will begin on August 31): 

  • Get your textbook information:

    • Enter your student ID# in bookstore textbook list generator 

    • OR log into Blackboard and get your textbook title from your course syllabus 

  • Search the library website for your textbook title

    • Type the full title of your textbook into the search bar and put it in quotation marks: “World Religions: Western Traditions” 

  • Place a hold  

    • You will get an email notification when your textbook is ready to pick up. You have 24hrs to pick up after being notified 

    • If multiple people have requested the textbook, you will be added to the queue. Find out your spot in the queue by logging into My Account 

  • Pick up your textbook at the Library Services Desk (bring your Student ID Card

  • Return your textbook

    • You can keep the textbook for 24hrs before returning it 

    • Overdue fines for textbooks are $2/day 

Additional textbook access options: 

See our Textbook and Course Materials for Students page for more ways to get access to your textbooks including renting, requesting scanned portions of your textbook, and more.