Use Course Reserves at the USF Library
The availability of Course Reserves at the USF Library offsets the high cost of textbooks for students who suffer financial hardship. Textbooks can raise the cost of education at a public institution like USF by as much as 10% and it is our responsibility to help in whatever ways possible.
The USF Library holds textbooks on reserve for students in courses with an enrollment of 100 or more. These books have been donated by the publisher at the request of the USF Bookstore.
If you teach a course with an enrollment of fewer than 100 students, you may donate your Instructor’s Copy to place on reserve. Simply walk your textbook over to the Reserve Desk or send it through the campus mail to the attention of the Reserves Team at the Circulation Desk, along with your name, the course name, number and section.
A Special Thank You from the TAP Program
The purpose of the TAP program is to provide “informative, effective and active solutions to the rising cost of textbooks.” This mission is fulfilled, in part, by the Textbook Affordability Program Reserves, a collection that includes textbooks for more than 100 classes offered at USF. This collection would be nonexistent if not for contributions from a number of publishing companies. With that in mind, we would like to extend a sincere thank you to the following publishers for their support:
- Cengage Learning
- Kendall Hunt Publishing Company
- MacMillan Publishing Solutions
- Oxford University Press
- Pearson Higher Education
- W.W. Norton & Company Inc.
We applaud these companies for their commitment to helping ensure that USF’s student body has access to current and affordable textbooks! Combined, these publishers have donated well over 200 textbooks for use in the TAP reserves collection. In doing so, they have helped counter the rising cost of education for hundreds of students by providing an alternative to full-price textbooks.