Answered By: Gabe Gossett
Last Updated: Jan 14, 2016     Views: 98

Western Libraries, like many academic libraries, avoids collecting and handling textbooks through inter-library loan and our demand-driven acquisitions program. This is because circulation periods are inadequate for quarter long use and textbooks become obsolete quickly. The cost of purchasing textbooks for numerous users is prohibitive as well.

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