Q. How do I get my textbooks?
You have options for getting textbooks, depending on what your instructor requires. This varies by class.
Check the official listing of the textbooks for your class
Some classes don't require a textbook
Some classes provide a free textbook within D2L.
Some classes list the required textbook to purchase.
Two places to check:
Read your class syllabus (in D2L).
Or check the Schedule of Courses.
Make sure you have the right semester, the search by your CRN number.
Click View Books for the Bookstore's list of required texts.
About classes with no required text
Your instructor will supply you with links in D2L to required readings, at no charge.
You can read these online, or save them as PDFs (for taking notes), or print them out.
About classes with free textbooks in D2L
Your class may use an OER (Open Educational Resource) textbook. This is free to you. The authors of this textbook have given PCC permission to use and adapt this text. Usually, it is divided into chapters, and each chapter will be a separate PDF.
About classes with a required textbook for purchase
It is your responsibility to get a copy of these, which may be paper, or online, or both. Three options follow.
Search the Schedule of Classes by your class. It sends you to the Bookstore.
Search for the ISBN of your textbook. Example: 9780134696522
Sometimes you can borrow a similar edition to the required textbook.
- Search the PCC Library for your ISBN Example: 9780134696522
- If you find a possible match, contact the Library on LibChat. We will help.
- Unfortunately, you can't borrow Course Reserves textbooks during COVID