Answered By: Daniel Dylla
Last Updated: Apr 04, 2016     Views: 243

The HCC libraries don't usually have textbooks available for circulation due to our collection development policy, 2.3.8.2.1:

Textbooks adopted for courses are not customarily purchased by the library. Exceptions to this can be made on a case-by-case basis.

But this doesn't mean that we don't ever have textbooks in the library. Sometimes faculty or departments will loan us a copy and sometimes students will donate old textbooks. We keep these items on reserve, meaning that they must be used within the library for two hours at a time.

If you're curious if we have a copy at a particular location, you have two options: search the library catalog or ask the library staff at your location. If you're looking through the catalog, be careful to note whether the edition we have matches the edition you need. You can search for these "reserve" items by instructor name or course name and number. Just use the library catalog reserves search link below.

You may also be interested in the Student Government Association / Student Library Advisory Council's textbook lending program. More information can be found at the links below.

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