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Textbook Policy

The Library does not purchase or borrow textbooks. Textbooks are considered monographs published in successive editions with additional materials such as test problems, workbooks, and study guides.

Additionally, Interlibrary Loan (ILL) requests for required course texts will not be fulfilled as there are insufficient copies in lending libraries to meet student demand.

What is the Library doing to support course curriculum?

The Library currently offers mini-grants through the Zero-Cost or Low-Cost Course Material (ZCCM/LCCM) program for faculty who are eliminating or reducing course material costs for students through use of Open Educational Resources (OER) and/or Library-available materials.

The Library provides the Course Resources program for faculty to 1) make supplementary course materials available for 2-hour check-out by students 2) digitize and post materials to CatCourses including articles, streaming videos, book chapters etc.

Does the Library include any materials in its collection that may be suitable for course curriculum?

You may wish to locate additional materials through UC Library Search or our A-Z Databases listing. Please connect with us to explore library-available and/or OER that may be of interest for your courses.

If you have questions please contact Sara Davidson Squibb, Associate University Librarian for Research & Engagement (209) 205-8237.