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About our textbook services
Print textbooks and reserve books are not available to borrow in person at the library.
Your textbook or reserve book may already be available as an ebook in the Catalog.
If not, you can search our new service, Temporary Access to Chapters Online, to find or request chapters from the textbook you need. Chapter scan requests are usually fulfilled within 2 business days and may have some viewing limitations due to copyright restrictions.
If you're looking for something other than a textbook, there are a few places you can check.
NC State University Libraries Catalog
The Libraries offers online access to thousands of books and other resources that you can view from your web browser. You can also pick up printed materials from library locations.
Expanded Access from Publishers
Some publishers have made millions of books temporarily available online for free. View our comprehensive list of publishers offering temporary expanded access.
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