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Textbook Affordability: What EWU Libraries Can Do to Help

Faculty Commons workshop on January 25, 2023

Putting Copies of Materials on Reserve

Academic libraries have offered this service back to the late 19th century. And we get asked at the Reference Desk whether we have textbook X on a fairly regular basis.

But since our pilot study in Spring 2022 showed dismal usage of the print textbooks we purchased, we are not going to automatically purchase print ones without the faculty member making a strong case. 

We'd be happy to put your personal copies of books on reserve, or ones that we have in the stacks -- online form for course reserves.