Answered By: Robin Hartman
Last Updated: May 24, 2023     Views: 116

According to the library's collection development policy:

"Textbooks of a general survey nature, published primarily for classroom use, are not acquired, unless they meet the criteria of being useful long-term resource materials in their own right."

However, while we don't collect class textbooks, we offer a few suggestions:

  1. The HIU bookstore often has rentals or other creative options for reducing costs of textbooks. Contact the bookstore by Phone:  (714) 992-5911 or Email: [email protected] for more information.
  2. Search WorldCat Discovery Advanced Search ( for the book you are looking for. Occasionally, you may find an older edition of a required textbook in the library which may be helpful. Or, we might be able to borrow it for you from another library through our Interlibrary Loan service. Click on the blue Request Interlibrary Loan button.
  3. Your professor may put a copy of required readings on Course Reserve. These books may be checked out for four hours at a time and must remain in the library. Ask for Reserve books at the Circulation Desk.