Each semester, the library expects to receive two copies of newly adopted current textbooks from Akademos. While we have many current textbooks in the library, there are occasions on which we may not have a textbook. Here are some of the most common reasons why the library may not have copies of a current textbook include:
Please keep in mind that copyright law prohibits photocopying or scanning large portions of a book or a book in its entirety. In providing copiers and scanners, the library intends to assist in alleviating an immediate, temporary need, not to provide an alternative to purchasing a textbook.
As noted in the General Information box to the left, there are several reasons why a current textbook might not be in the library. In cases where a book is not available, we make every effort to obtain copies from the CCC textbook vendor, Akademos, or from individual departments. However, students should keep in mind that obtaining textbooks is first and foremost their responsibility as HWC students.