Answered By: University of Illinois Library Last Updated: May 25, 2016 Views: 17
The library does not formally collect textbooks. The library sometimes has older editions, but keep in mind these may not have the most up to date information. You may search the Library Catalog for textbooks, but if you try to request them through I-Share or Interlibrary Loan the request will most likely be canceled. You can also check to see if your professor is willing to put a copy of the book on reserve at the library.
The library does not rent out textbooks, but rentals are available at some of the bookstores in the Champaign-Urbana area. Follett's, TIS, and Illini Union Bookstore all have their own textbook rental programs. The Illini Book Exchange, a student-run book exchange program, is also available.