The library does not have a list of textbooks for each course. If you do not know what textbooks you need, look them up on the UCCS Bookstore's website:
The more information you have about the textbook, the easier it will be to find it in the library. Useful information: title, author, edition/year of publication, and ISBN.
New editions of textbooks are published frequently. Each edition has different covers, different problem sets, and different ISBNs. Sometimes the text is very different, and sometimes it only changes a little.
Ask your professor if you are allowed to use older editions of your class textbook so that you know your options.
If your professor does not allow you to use older editions of the textbook, double check the edition or year of publication before you check out the book.
The Library keeps some textbooks on course reserve behind the Main Circulation Desk. You can borrow them for a short period of time, which varies by book. Search for books by title or course number. If you know the book's ISBN, you can do a keyword search.
The library DOES NOT own a copy of every textbook, and cannot guarantee that the textbooks we do own are currently available.
When to use the search options in the box above:
Can you use an earlier edition of the textbook? Many students search for textbooks using the ISBN. Every edition has a unique ISBN, so if you can use older editions search by title or author instead.
Is the title of the book very generic? Many textbooks share the same title (ie, "General Chemistry"). In this case, make sure you also know the author name or ISBN.
If your textbook search is successful, pay close attention to:
Reserves are books and movies that are only available for short term loans, so that everyone in a class has an opportunity to use them. Loan times vary by item and can be 2 hours, 4 hours, 1 day, 3 days, or 7 days.
If a professor submits a request, the library keeps one or more copies of their course textbook on reserve behind the main circulation desk.
If you check out a textbook, and that book is requested for reserves by a professor you will receive a notice that the book has been recalled and will have to return it immediately. If you choose to ignore the recall, you will be fined.
Borrowing a textbook from the library is the same as borrowing any other book. If the book is not on reserve, it will have a normal loan period (3 weeks for undergraduates or 6 weeks for graduate students).
If no one else places a hold on the book, you can renew it up to 3 times.
If the Kraemer Family Library does not own a copy of your textbook, or if the library's copy is checked out, you can search the catalogs of other libraries for available copies by using Prospector or WorldCat.