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Library Textbook Collection

The Library purchases at least 1 copy of most required course textbooks (excluding novels, loose-leaf texts, workbooks, and textbooks that cost under $35).

Textbooks are available from the Library Services Desk located on the 2nd floor of the MacEwan University in the John L. Haar Library for a 2-hour loan.

Textbooks are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are not reservable. Overdue fines for textbooks are $1 / hour. 

To borrow a textbook, you must know the title. It is helpful to Library staff if you also know the author(s) and edition. To find your textbook information:

  • Enter your Student ID# in the Bookstore textbook list generator
  • OR log into Blackboard and get your textbook title from your course outline
  • OR search for your textbook in the Library catalogue. 

Visit the Textbook Alternatives Guide to learn about textbook purchase options. 

Request Digital Copies

Students can use the Library's Scan on Demand service to request one chapter from a print textbook in our collection.

NOTE: Entire textbooks cannot be scanned due to copyright restrictions and repeat requests for the same title are monitored. Requests will typically be processed within 2 business days. 

Get Help

Visit the Library Services Desk located on the 2nd floor of the John L. Haar Library or chat with us online.