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Answered By: William Gee
Last Updated: Jul 25, 2023     Views: 329

The ECU Libraries do not purchase copies of all required or recommended textbooks used at ECU; however, we do purchase some. For ebook editions, search our E-Textbook collection. For other print and ebooks that might also be used in ECU classes, search the Library Catalog to discover if we have them available. Also, some instructors place copies of textbooks on Course Reserve in the library.

Interlibrary Loan can be used to request materials that the library does not own, including textbooks. Please remember, though, that loan periods through interlibrary loan are typically for only about a month and might not be able to be extended for the full semester. Items through interlibrary loan are borrowed from other libraries and each library sets its own loan period, which we must follow. Additionally, many libraries do not lend textbooks since some are in high demand there, as well. 

If you cannot afford to purchase textbooks from the campus bookstore in the student center, consider the following alternatives:

  • Rent your textbooks from ECU's campus bookstore.
  • Share textbooks with your classmates.
  • Comparison shop between local booksellers, classmates, and the many online bookstores available on the internet. Two websites that search many online booksellers at once are BookFinder and BookFinder4U -- you might be able to find a great deal at one of those booksellers.

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