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Textbooks and Laboratory Manuals

  • Textbooks and laboratory manuals required for courses are not purchased by the EMU Library.
  • Funds are limited, and the purchase of textbooks may preclude the purchase of other important library materials. Exceptions may be made for textbooks that provide the only or best coverage of a subject, or when the work itself is of a seminal, historical, or other significant nature.
  • The EMU Library does not receive notification of which books will be used as textbooks. Check the EMU Bookstore.

Course Reserves & Textbooks

  • Students can learn what is on Reserve by checking the Course Reserves list or asking at the Circulation Desk.
  • Faculty may request that books owned by the library, personal copies of faculty-owned textbooks, or other materials, be placed on Reserve at the Circulation Desk.
  • The library does not automatically place textbooks on Reserve - a faculty member must make the request.
  • A few textbooks are available as e-books and can be read online. Search Esearch for the book title.

Interlibrary Loan Policy

  • The EMU library does not borrow from other libraries (interlibrary loan) the textbooks that are required for classes offered at Eastern Michigan University.
  • Interlibrary loan only allows you to keep a book for a few weeks, which does not provide sufficient time to study a text you will need for an entire semester.

Textbooks at Study Tables


Halle Library, 955 W. Circle Dr, Ypsilanti MI, USA 48197 Phone:734.487.0020