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Feinberg Library Textbooks on Reserve Program

An alternative to expensive textbooks

With the cost of textbooks increasing and family budgets tightening, many students are desperate for ways to save money without compromising academic success. A growing number are looking for textbooks in Feinberg's collection and through our Interlibrary Loan service.

Feinberg's Textbooks on Reserve program is now available to help students ease their financial burden -- but faculty support is a critical component.

Student Information

Textbooks on Reserve can be checked out for two-hour periods at the second-floor Service Desk in Feinberg Library.

Faculty Information

Faculty can help by working with the library to put required textbooks on reserve; this ensures access to the texts for your students while helping to keep student expenses manageable.

Is your course a good fit for Feinberg library’s Textbooks on Reserve program? Here are the guidelines for faculty:

  • You do not require the textbook for in-class open book tests or similar activities. Items on Reserve cannot leave the library.
  • If your text is over $70 it may be a good candidate, since the higher the cost, the more likely students will be looking for alternative access.
  • If you have more than 50 students (even if they're in multiple sections or with other instructors), then the program may be a good fit. The greater number of students needing the text increases the number of students who will be looking for alternative access.
  • There is no online access code/component that is required. Unfortunately purchased access codes from publishers cannot be Reserve items.

To include your textbook in this program, contact Michelle Toth at: tothmm@plattsburgh.edu 
 

Contact Information:

Michelle Toth
FL 325
Phone (518) 564-5225
E-mail: tothmm@plattsburgh.edu