Answered By: Kalei Malczon
Last Updated: Mar 19, 2018     Views: 340

Because student textbooks are readily available in bookstores, and the Libraries' space and funding are finite, purchasing a copy of each textbook used in all UTA courses would diminish the Libraries' ability to serve the University community with new, unique, and large or costly resources. Thus, textbooks used in most University courses are not routinely acquired for the Libraries' collections. However, some textbooks may be acquired as general introductions to a subject or as surveys of a discipline if the information presented is not available elsewhere. Additionally, UTA Libraries launched the Textbook Project in spring 2014 and has acquired textbooks for select 1000- and 2000-level courses. These books are for in-library use only and may be borrowed for two hours. For further information, please see this page

Some professors do put textbooks on reserve for any student to use. You can check to see if your professor has put anything on reserve by going to this link.


If you are taking a class in the College of Education and you are required to review a K-12 textbook, those can be found in our Reading Resource Collection on the 2nd floor of the Central Library.