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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:

Borrow from the library

  • Some textbooks are available in the library - either via course reserve (usually 4 hour checkout) or regular checkout (6 weeks + 1 renewal). Check to see if Hamersly has your textbook by searching for the title and author.
    • Only *some* textbooks are available on course reserve. Putting a textbook on course reserve is up to each course instructor. 
    • To check out a print copy of a textbook on reserve, 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 4 hours to 7 days.
    • 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.
    • The loan time of books from both WOU and Summit is 6 weeks + 1 renewal (12 weeks total).
    • Availability is limited, so search early in the term!

Buy from the WOU Bookstore


Below is a list of websites that specialize in selling and renting textbooks. This list is meant to be informational only; Hamersly does not endorse or recommend any of these specific sites. 

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