Rod Library knows that college can be stressful enough without worrying about the increasing price of textbooks. That’s why we are working to expand our initiatives to save students money on their textbooks. In addition to partnering with various academic departments to utilize open access textbooks, Rod Library is now offering textbooks from our collection on course reserve. Books in our collection that are being used as textbooks for 1000 and 2000 level courses have been set aside for in-library use only. This means that students can have access to their textbook, free of charge, for up to three hours at a time.
Linda Mclaury, access services coordinator, Rod Library
“There’s nothing worse than going to purchase your textbook only to find out that it’s $150. That’s like 20 cases of Ramen Noodles. We never want anyone to choose between 480 meals or one textbook, so we looked at ways to help. We have started this semester placing any copy we own on reserve, but in the future, as we continue to collaborate with the bookstore, we hope to expand the service.”
If you would like to find out whether Rod Library has a copy of your textbook, just come to the Library Services Desk and give us your professor’s name, the course name, or the course number. We can check our course reserve and let you know if your textbook is available. If we have your textbook in our collection, you can check out the book with your student ID or finger scan to use in the library for up to three hours.
So before you purchase your textbooks, check Rod Library and see if we can save you some cash!