Answered By: Steve Runge
Last Updated: Aug 16, 2017     Views: 138

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. Try either of these options:

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


2. Search the library catalog. Use one distinctive word from the title and an author's last name. (This works best if the author's name is unusual.) If you need:

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

You might search "statistics wackerly".

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

screenshot showing two books in results list with copyright dates of 1990 and 1986.

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

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