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A quick guide to options for getting textbooks at WOU.

Getting Textbooks

There are a few different ways you might be able to get a physical copy of the textbook for your class here at WOU:

Course Reserve

  • Some professors put their textbooks on reserve with the library for their classes. Check to see if your textbook is on reserve.
    NOTES: 
    • Only selected textbooks are available on reserve. 
    • To check out a print copy of a textbook, write down the call number and take it to the Checkout Desk in Hamersly Library.
    • The loan time of items on course reserve varies from four hours to seven days.

Borrow from the library

  • Search the library catalog to see if Hamersly has your textbook. If the book you need isn't available at WOU, change your search scope to "WOU and Summit" to see if one of our partner Summit libraries owns it.
    TIPS:
    • Search by ISBN number for the quickest results
    • Availability is limited, so search early in the term
    • The loan time of books from WOU is 6 weeks + 1 renewal. The loan time of Summit books is 6 weeks with no renewals.

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