Answered By: MSU Library Help
Last Updated: Nov 22, 2022     Views: 266

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. Read more about this at this page: https://www.lib.montana.edu/services/information-access/collections/textbooks/