University of Iowa Student Government (UISG) and the Libraries both recognize that the high cost of textbooks is burdensome, and we wanted to do something to help alleviate costs for students. This project is intended to help with the cost burden that UI students face when paying for their textbooks. With money allocated from UISG and the Libraries, we have purchased and collected donations of textbooks for courses with the highest undergraduate enrollments, as well as the highest costs of resources. These books will be placed on course reserves, both in Main Library and the branch libraries. Check the list below to see if any of your courses are covered under this program.
For some of the classes included in the program, there may be additional required texts that have not been purchased as part of the program. Also, some of these books are accompanied by an access code for supplemental online materials. The library does not have these codes. Make sure to check with your professor to make sure that you have access to all of the books and other materials you'll need for class.
One easy way to find out whether your textbook is on Course Reserves is to use the simple search box below. Search by...
As the semester ends, please consider bringing your books to CDE or another drop-off location. We appreciate your contributions!