Oklahoma State University

Textbooks on Reserve

Popular program returns for OSU students

August 28, 2009
Story by Marissa Chavez, OSU Library Communications Intern

For Immediate Release

STILLWATER -For the seventh semester in a row, textbooks on reserve has returned this fall with a collection of more than 1,600 textbooks.

Each semester, the library places on reserve a copy of each required OSU textbook for classes of 125 students or more, costing $125 or more or that the Library owns.

“This was a way we felt we could help students who are short on funds or forgot their book,” said Rich Paustenbaugh, associate dean of research and instruction services. “It has proven very popular.”

The textbooks may be checked out for two hours and must remain in the Library to ensure that all students have the opportunity to check out the book.

The project was introduced in the fall 2006 semester, providing books for classes with 250 students or more enrolled, or a book price of $250 or more. The project has expanded by lowering the price of textbooks and enrollment accepted.

In past years the program has been partially funded by private donations; however this semester, funding is from the Library’s budget.

Due to the rising prices of textbooks and the popularity of the program, donations are welcome. For more information on supporting this or other student services at the OSU Library, contact Chad Haney, Director of Library Development, at 405-385-5613 or chaney@osugiving.com.

For more information on which textbooks are on reserve, visit the Library catalog at osucatalog.library.okstate.edu and click on the course reserve tab.

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URL: http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/fall09/textbooks.htm
Last Updated: 10 March 2010