Answered By: Betsey Blanche
Last Updated: Mar 29, 2018     Views: 252

The Austin Public Library does not purchase K-12 or college textbooks as part of its Materials Selection Policy. However, there is no rule that says that we can't order them, so we do have some textbooks in the collection, either through donations, or when librarians order a specific title for their subject area. Textbooks or textbook-type books are normally shelved at the beginning of the subject range. For example, find Algebra textbooks in the 510s.

The University of Texas does maintain a textbook collection. You can use your TexShare card to check out materials from PCL. Go to the UT Library Catalog's Advanced Search, enter your keywords, and choose "K-12 Textbooks & Curriculum" from the location drop-down menu.