The TTUHSC El Paso libraries do not add textbooks in print to the collection, either as a purchase or when offered as a donation, especially textbooks that students are expected to purchase for use in a particular course.
The TTUHSC El Paso libraries acquire textbooks selectively for the collection if they have some long-term research value or study value or if they cover a new or emerging discipline. In those cases when a textbook is acquired for the collection, only a single copy will be added without any implied commitment to acquire future editions of the textbook.
Even if a textbook is part of the library collection, the maximum checkout period for books is 6 weeks.
Also, although some required-reading texts may be available electronically via the TTUHSC El Paso libraries, these subscriptions usually have a very low concurrent user limit.