Answered By: Todd White
Last Updated: Jan 19, 2018     Views: 36

In most cases the answer is no.

Textbooks (as you probably know) are expensive & have a short life. It makes more sense for the library to purchase materials that will supplement & enhance the learning you find in your textbook, and that have a lasting shelf life.

Occasionally, a professor may put a current textbook on reserve in the library for your use. 

Sometimes the CSS Library, or other area libraries, might have older editions of textbooks that have been donated to them. Try searching in MnPALS. If you find a book that will work, we can order it for you. There is no cost, but it will probably take a week to arrive. If you are planning on buying the book at some time, it might be just as easy and just as quick to purchase it at the CSS bookstore or order it online.

Good luck with new semester.

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