Answered By: Penn Librarian
Last Updated: Aug 25, 2020     Views: 96

Search the Franklin catalog to see if we own a copy of your textbook. In general, if an instructor requests a textbook for course reserve, then we do our best to purchase a copy. When students request a copy of their course textbooks, we turn to their instructors for guidance. For some fields - typically, those fields in which the Penn Libraries have a historic collection strength - our bibliographers may purchase textbooks, including textbooks not used by Penn courses. 

If you don't see a textbook that should be in our collections, please recommend a purchase.

For some classes, course readings are available electronically using the Course Materials @ Penn Libraries button in the Canvas site for the class.

Penn First Plus students have access to an additional textbook library run through the Greenfield Intercultrual Center.

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