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Searching for Textbooks

Thrift Library does not generally purchase or provide physical copies of traditional course textbooks (the large, expensive, hardbound kind). The library is sometimes able to purchase and provide unlimited access to the digital version of books that instructors require or recommend within their courses. Your instructor should provide links to those resources within your Canvas course(s). You can also search the Thrift Library catalog to see if we own a particular ebook that your instructor recommends.

Starting with the fall 2023 semester, all AU undergraduate students will have the opportunity to access their course textbooks through the Trojan Textbook Program. Thrift Library is not associated with this program. Please direct all inquiries about this program to 


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