Answered By: Bruce Jensen
Last Updated: May 20, 2015     Views: 1194

Typically your first stop for course textbooks will always be the KU Student bookstore. The instructors notify the bookstore of which texts are required and (in some cases, which are recommended but optional) for each course, so the campus bookstore maintains a database from term to term of the books you need for each class.

As a rule, the library can't buy textbooks (again, with some exceptions). That's not to say that we'll never have books used in your courses: for example, if you take a literature class and one of the texts is Leaves of Grass you could (if you're quick enough) borrow one of our copies instead of purchasing the book.

The good news is that our campus bookstore has an online tool that makes it easy ro find out which books you'll need *and* shows you a lot of options for buying them (new or used) elsewhere. That price comparison tool is at

The KU Student Bookstore's home page is at

We hope you'll have a great career at KU, and we in the library look forward to serving you.

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