Does the Library have textbooks?
Yes! The St. Kate’s Library has a Textbook Collection for student usage that started in Fall 2023! This initiative will help offset student expenses as a part of the Library's commitment to textbook affordability.
The Library’s Textbook Collection attempts to include at least one copy of any required textbook in either print or electronic format. Electronic or online books (ebooks) will be accessible with a St. Kate’s login anytime, anywhere; print books will be available for in-library use only.
Note that because of various publisher restrictions, not all textbooks are available for the library to purchase or may only be available in print. Supplemental material that accompanies some print or ebooks may not be available in the copy of the book that the Library is able to purchase.
The library strives to purchase multiple user ebooks when that option is unavailable. However, some ebooks only allow a few viewers at a time. Therefore, you may be turned away if multiple students are viewing the same ebook at the same time. Refresh the page or try again later. Make sure to always close out of an ebook when you're done using it too!
Contact a librarian if you have questions about the textbooks for your courses.