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Do You Have My Textbook?: We Might!

Textbooks in the Library

Some instructors loan us their personal copies of textbooks. We might have some textbooks in our regular collection, but as a general policy, we do not purchase textbooks for the library. They change often and we can't afford to keep up.

Check the Course Reserves Collection

Textbooks belonging to instructors are in the Reserves collection, and in most cases, are available to be used inside the library.

Search the Course Reserves.

Check the Library Collection

You can check the library catalog to see if we own a version of your textbook. Type in the title and the author of the book:

Keep in mind:
  • You can search with the title alone, but be careful because many books have the same or similar titles.
  • Avoid searching with the book's ISBN number. They are assigned to specific versions of books, so if we have an older edition, or if we have the hardcover version and you search with the ISBN for the paperback, it won't match.

Do You Want to Buy or Rent Your Textbooks?

You need to go to the Leeward Bookstore to buy, rent, or sell back textbooks. The campus bookstore and the library are separate units. You can contact the bookstore at 808-455-0205 or

You can look up your textbooks on the bookstore's textbook page.