Choose Textbooks on Reserve at the USF Library
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The USF Library holds textbooks on reserve for students in courses with an enrollment of 100 more more. These textbooks have been donated by the publisher at the request of the USF Bookstore to offset the high cost of textbooks. The USF Library may also hold textbooks on reserve for courses with fewer than 100 students, but these textbooks are donated by instructors.
Textbooks on reserve are available to be used at the library for 3 hours. If there is no one waiting to use the book, you may continue to use it for 3 more hours.
To find out if the textbooks for your courses are available at the Reserve/Circulation Desk, click here.
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.