Answered By: Gabe Gossett
Last Updated: Jan 14, 2016     Views: 60

Generally libraries avoid collecting textbooks because they become obsolete quickly and, short of buying numerous titles, could only serve one student at a time.  If it's owned by a potential lender, it's most likely in use.  Over the years our experience has been that we've spent lots of time sending out requests for textbooks again and again but having very few of those actually filled.  While we understand the burden textbook prices place on a student we also feel it is a disservice to spend a lot of time seeking a book, needed for a class, but we know will likley never arrive.

If you feel like your request was cancelled in error contact the Interlibrary Loan Department at 360-650-3076.

In some cases you may be able to find and place requests for textbooks through Summit, which will be filled unless the book is on reserves at the owning university.  

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