Answered By: Alana Otis
Last Updated: May 16, 2018     Views: 199

The library tries to buy as many textbooks as possible, but there are some restrictions.

What does the library buy?

  • One copy of each full-time course textbook, if able

Except for...

  • Workbooks (essentially books intended to be heavily written in, e.g. many lab manuals are workbooks)
  • Custom editions (books that have been modified to suit a specific course, as these may be different each term)
  • Loose-leaf editions

How do I search for my book?

Use the library search and search by book title or course code (e.g. PSY100). You can limit your search by campus if you only want to see what's available at your campus library.

If you find the title you're looking for, make a note of the call number usually identified by letters followed by numbers (e.g. HV3700 .D35 2009).

I found my book, what now?

Textbooks are kept behind the Borrower Services Desk, which is the main desk at the library. If you hand us the call number for your book, we'll get the book from the shelf for you to sign out. 

Textbooks can be used in the library only for 2 hours at a time, and you'll need your Seneca OneCard on hand to sign them out.

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