Answered By: MSU Library Help
Last Updated: Jun 11, 2019     Views: 110

Textbooks are a challenging item to integrate into the library collection:

  • Textbooks are frequently updated with new editions.
  • Textbooks are designed for one-copy per student, requiring the library to purchase multiple copies for effective use.
  • The Library’s budget and physical space constraints make it impossible to maintain a comprehensive collection of materials required for all courses.

For these reasons the library generally does not purchase textbooks nor requests them through interlibrary loan.