How do I find my textbook in the library?

Search for your textbook using the textbook search form.

  • Enter department, course number, and your instructor's last name. Select Find It.
  • No results? Try adding the author's last name and the book's title in the search box.
  • Still no results? Ask a librarian for assistance by calling (916) 608-6613 or visiting the library.

More Information

  • Click on the Textbooks link on the Library home page, or click Textbooks at the top of this page
  • Enter any or all of the following information. If you are not sure of any of them, leave the corresponding field blank:
    • Select the department of your course -- example: English Writing (ENGWR)
    • Enter the course number -- example: 300
    • Enter the instructor's last name -- example: Abe
  • Click the Find It button.

If the Library has placed a copy of the course textbook on reserve, it will display with a message showing its availability, including the call number.

Note, in some cases a book might not be properly listed under its course even though we do have it. So, if you don't find your textbook using the method listed above, then try clicking New Search at the top of the screen and enter the textbook's exact title as a keyword search.

Some textbooks, such as those on 7-day reserve, can be requested online. Most are only available first-come, first-served at the library circulation desk. For these, write down the call number and bring it to the Circulation Desk with your student access card (or other form of ID) to check it out.

Answered By: Megan Ozeran
Last Updated: Mar 28, 2023 Views: 142