Answered By: Paul Landers
Last Updated: Oct 31, 2019     Views: 1124

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.

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