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No. As a general rule of thumb we do not purchase traditional textbooks. However, we may have a required book as part of our regular collection. You can request that this book be placed on Course Reserve to ensure all students in your class have access to it.
Placing a book, even a Reference book, on Course Reserve ensures that your students have access to the book when they need it.
Since books in the Reference Collection are on open shelves, any library patron can use it within the library for as long as they like. We cannot guarantee the book will always be available for your students.
Copyright law prevents entire works to be scanned even if the intended use is for a specific course. For electronic course reserves (e-reserves), 10% or one chapter of a book, whichever is greater, can be scanned.
Yes. We have the capability to create an electronic course reserve (or e-reserve) for books available in electronic format. You do need to place a request via the Posting a Course Reserve Form just like a print book.
A number of factors such as time of the semester, staffing levels, and book availability influence the amount of time it takes to get a book processed and made available for students. We state on the Posting a Course Reserve Form to allow two weeks for the entire process.
There are several options. One is to place the book, physical or electronic, on course reserve. If you are only using a few chapters of a book, these can be scanned and placed on course reserve. Many instructors are using open textbooks, which are low or no cost options. You can also opt to not use a textbook but rather rely on the thousands of online sources Milner subscribes to.