Finding Textbooks and Course Materials for Your Courses

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Search the Course Reserve section of the catalog.  If a textbook is on reserve, it may be borrowed for a short period, generally two hours and in-library use.

Search the student-run Lending Library on campus, a collaborative project of the Office of Sustainability and the Office of Residential Education & Living.  If you find course materials there, they can be borrowed for a semester.

Request the textbook on Interlibrary Loan.  Books are usually loaned for a total of six-eight weeks at a time, and can sometimes be renewed.

Rent or buy textbooks and other materials at the Connecticut College Bookshop.

Buy or rent from an online source, and consider a used textbook.  Look for your book on Amazon, Chegg,, or  Do a search for “textbooks” in your browser to find these and other sources.  HOWEVER, be sure the edition is correct and that the vendor you select has a good rating.  ALSO, be aware that if there were DVDs or access codes included in the original book, they may not be available with a used book.

And always remember, if you need help figuring out what to do, stop by the Shain or Greer Reference Desk for assistance.