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Provost Library Textbook Program

The Provost Library Textbook program helps students reduce the costs of attending college. Southworth Library Learning Commons has an extensive collection of textbooks held on reserve for students who cannot afford to purchase them. The current collection includes textbooks for almost every single major, and almost all the textbooks for general education courses. Seventy-one percent of courses have a text on reserve at the library. The Library loans out textbooks more than 12,000 times each year. The Library purchases books that will have the greatest potential financial impact, selecting those for high-enrollment courses with the most expensive texts, as well as many eBooks as possible. The library also loans cameras for use in the Criminal Investigation and Graphic and Multimedia Design program. Students can also check out computers, iPads, phone chargers and calculators from the circulation desk.