Does the library have textbooks? How can I search them?


The library hosts a Course Reserve collection, which can be searched here.

Textbooks and other course reserves allow students to use materials set aside by faculty to assist in coursework. This may include textbooks, reading material, practice exams, problem sets, etc. For questions on reserves, contact the Reserves Specialist at

Print Reserve materials are available only at the Circulation Desk. This includes books, videos, textbooks, and other copyrighted material. These materials can only be checked out by the IIT community, or I-Share members, and must be returned during the allotted loan period (usually 2 hours). Library users are only allowed to check out one reserve item at a time. Reserve materials cannot be renewed and must be returned directly to the Circulation Desk. There is a 15-minute waiting period before re-borrowing a returned reserve item.

Library staff can scan chapters from textbooks and make them viewable in the library's catalog. Students can submit a digitization request, and scanned chapters will be uploaded within 1 to 3 business days. Follow this guide for more information about digitization requests.

It is not library policy, nor practice, to purchase circulating copies of textbooks for students. Some current textbooks have been placed on reserve.

  • Last Updated Nov 03, 2021
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  • Answered By Jose Garcia

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