Textbooks & Course Readings On Campus

Course Books on Reserve at the Libraries

The Libraries provides at least one copy of every required textbook for fall and spring semester classes, assuming that either the NCSU Bookstores or the Libraries has received notification of the assigned text by specified deadlines. The Libraries makes over 4,500 required texts available on Course Reserves each year.

Course books are located in D. H. Hill or the four branch libraries -- Design, Textiles, Natural Resources and Veterinary Medicine. At D.H. Hill Library, they are located behind the Main Circulation desk. They are available for one 2-hour loan at a time.

NC State Bookstores

NCSU Bookstores stocks all of the textbooks used at NC State University. Books can also be ordered online.


Purchase Used or New Textbooks Online

Before you buy

  • Make sure you are buying the correct edition required by your instructor.
  • Does the used version include the accompanying material such as CDs or DVDs?
  • Check the condition of the used book. Read the seller's description for detailed information.

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