Sunday, October 3, 2010

Does the Library Have Textbooks?

Clever students will always pursue the answer to this question at some point during their attendance at Coastal Carolina University. Here is the answer: Yes and no.

Kimbel Library holds textbooks under certain conditions:
Some CCU Faculty members will choose to place the textbook for their course(s) on reserve at the library for their students to use. These textbooks are held in the "Course Reserve" area behind the KL Circulation Desk on the first floor. Course Reserves can be checked out for 3 hours at a time and can only be used in Kimbel Library.

Education majors who are specializing in primary or secondary education can find the textbooks their students will use in the "Media Textbook" area on the second floor.

Now for the "no" answer:
Kimbel Library doesn't have ALL textbooks for each course taken at CCU. The best way to find out if the library has a book that you need is to search our online catalog by the title of the book or search the author’s last name. If you find a book that isn’t on course reserve, it is probably going to be in the Main Stacks on the 2nd floor.

But before you get your hopes up, keep in mind that if we DO have textbooks that courses are using, they are usually difficult to find since the majority of CCU students also had your clever idea.

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