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Textbook Assistance

The following resources are available on campus to assist you with the attainment of your course textbooks:

Brandel Library Textbook Reserve

Brandel Library purchases one copy of all undergraduate course books upon request of the professor. Textbooks will be placed on open shelves near the reference desk for use within the library.  Other assigned readings such as novels and books not traditionally thought of as “textbooks” will be purchased as well.  They will be placed on reserve behind the circulation desk as usual with circulation periods (2-hour, 3 day, etc.) designated by the professor. As these books are on reserve, they cannot be checked out of the library, but may be used during your visit.  Email a Question to Brandel Library for more information.

Interlibrary Loan

Students are able to search the I-Share catalog through Brandel Library and determine if any texts required for their courses are available for use at North Park as well as other universities listed in I-Share. Please visit Interlibrary Loan for further information.

Follett Rent-A-Text Program

The North Park University bookstore operated by Follett offers NPU students the opportunity to rent their textbooks for the duration of the semester. As you search for your textbooks, you will find that certain textbooks offer a rental option. For more information about the Rent-A-Text program, please visit Follett Rent-A-Text.