Textbook Availability & Resources

Due to the volume of textbook needs for all of NMC's classes, required textbooks for courses are not generally purchased by the Osterlin Library.

To see if we carry a particular book, check NMC's Library Catalog »

If we do not have a book, ask your instructor to consider putting materials in the Library's Reserve Collection »

We understand how expensive textbooks can be, so here are a few tips to help you save money.


BUY or Rent the ELECTRONIC textbook

Free Sources of books

Some books (especially classic books) are available through free websites.  Try one of these:

Source: Coffeey, Laura T. "10 Tips: Save on College Textbooks." MSNBC.com, 12 Aug. 2008. Web. 28 Sept. 2010.

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