Q. Why doesn't the library have my textbook?


While many textbooks used in UT Dallas courses may be found at McDermott Library, it is unfortunately impossible for the library to maintain a current collection of all textbooks used at UT Dallas while continuing to provide access to its many databases, journals, equipment, etc. The quantity of titles used each semester, constant changes and revisions, and of course cost per title makes the provision of textbooks rather challenging.

McDermott Library, however, maintains a current collection of all undergraduate core textbook titles, available at the Services Desk. Additionally, many of the ebooks and print titles that the library purchases to develop the collections end up being used in UT Dallas courses, so it's worth searching the Library Catalog for your course readings!

See Where can I find textbooks in the library?

Visit these related topics to see the options available to you when the library doesn't own a desired title:

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I heard I can buy a discounted textbooks through the library?

  • Last Updated Jan 29, 2018
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  • Answered By Matt Young

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