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Archived: Check Out These Tips for Finding Textbooks for Your Classes

Posted in Reading, and research

Hey Matadors, welcome to CSUN!

It’s the first week of classes and although all of your professors are expecting you to show up to the first day of classes with ALL of your textbooks, we know that’s not always the case. We also know how insanely expensive textbooks are. Don’t worry, stay calm, it will be OK, the Oviatt library can help!

First, there is the library, all of our resources are free to you and there are several ways you can look for books. Second, there is the Matador bookstore, they will have all your required texts, including used books, electronic versions and even a rental program.

Library Resources

  • Course Reserves are course materials that have been set aside for your course to be checked out 2 or 4 hours at a time. Search course reserves from the library’s homepage. Check out the video below to learn more.

Trying to find out what textbooks you need to purchase?

Textbook infographic

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How to find your textbooks in 3 easy steps

Log-in to your Portal
Go to the Academics Tab
In the My Current Classes Box click on Buy or rent Fall Semester 2017 textbooks online.
This will bring you to a list of all your textbooks.

Good luck with your first day of classes and welcome to CSUN!

Jamie Johnson