Q. How to 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.

PCC Bookstore

Online Booksellers

  • 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



  • Last Updated Sep 20, 2020
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  • Answered By Joe Brewer

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