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Course Reserves and Textbooks

COVID-19 Announcement about E-Textbooks

April 15, 2020: While the library building remains closed at Baruch College and our print textbook collection is unavailable, there is a new, temporary option. Many textbook publishers have allowed their textbooks to be put freely online through May 25, 2020, on the RedShelf and VitalSource e-textbook platforms. Here’s how to get started:

  1. Check this list of popular textbooks that are available.
  2. If you find the book on the list that you need, then use the links below to get to the appropriate platform, set up your own account there, and find the textbook.
  3. If you still can’t find the book, search our e-reserves system (see below).
  4. If you need help, go to our Help page to email us or chat live online with a librarian.


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textbooks, CDs, and DVDs

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Available at the circulation desk on the 2nd floor

Online Resources?

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streaming video, book chapters, ebooks, articles and more

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Available with course password and Baruch username/password

Policies and Information

What are course reserves?
Where can I find textbooks on reserve?
Can I request or place holds on reserve items in advance?
What can I do if a book I need is already checked out?
Can I take reserve books outside of the library?
Can I renew or extend the loan period for a reserve book?
Can I return a reserve book after the circulation desk closes?