Answered By: Steve Runge
Last Updated: Jun 07, 2016     Views: 58

BC Libraries does not have a policy of acquiring all textbooks for all classes. However, some professors see to it that we acquire the textbooks for their classes, and some professors have their textbooks put on reserve.

1. Check to see if the textbook is on reserve for your class. Reserve readings can be checked out for 2 hours.

2. Using the library catalog's Advanced Search function, search for a word in the title and an author's last name. (Use the drop-downs to the left to select author and title.) Below is a search for:

Mathematical Statistics with Applications (Seventh Edition), 2008, by Wackerly, D., Mendenhall Ill.

screenshot of title author search in Holmes

Check that the book is the right edition; some textbooks change significantly from one edition to the next:

screenshot of search results

3. If BC Libraries does not have the book, you might still be able to get it from another library.

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