Answered By: Chris Clouser
Last Updated: Dec 10, 2014     Views: 61

We have two kinds of textbooks that might be available at the Library --Textbooks that are used in IUP classes and the K-12 textbook collection that is part of our Children's Collection. If you are looking for textbooks that are at IUP, the answer is...maybe. As a general rule, the IUP Library does not collect textbooks used in courses at the University. Textbooks change too frequently for them to be a vaulable part of our permanent collection. We do, however, have some textbooks as part of the Reserve Collection at the Circulation Desk. Sometimes, professors will place their own copies of textbooks here in the library for students to use. Also, we are piloting a program in conjunction with the Co-op Store to make copies of particularly expensive textbooks available on Reserve. In either case, the textbooks that we have are listed in the PILOT online catalog. To find PILOT, go to the Library Home Page ( click on "Online Catalog". This will open the PILOT system. If you know a particular title or author, use the "Title Search" or "Author Search" options. You can also click on the "Course Reserves" link to be able to search by department, course, or professor. If the book is available at the IUP Libraries, there will be an entry in the catalog. For items that are on Reserve, you can ask for them at the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor of Stapleton Library. If you are looking for K-12 textbooks, they are also listed in the PILOT online catalog and are housed in the Cildren's Collection on the 2nd floor of the Stabley part of the building.

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