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Textbook and Reserve Services

Textbook and Reserve Services for Students

Students can purchase or rent a copy of their textbook from the GCC Campus Bookstore. However, in case you do not have your textbook yet or forgot it at home, the GCC Libraries offer a few textbook/reserve services to assist. These include...

Reserve Textbooks in the GCC Libraries

Your professor can place your textbook or reserve item at the library reserve desk, where you can check it out for a period of two hours and even make free scans of several pages or a chapter within the library. Please note, not all textbooks are on our reserve shelf, but you use the search box below to see if we carry your title (search does not include eTextbooks):

Textbook and Reserve Scans to Student Emails

In addition to our in-person service, students can also request scans of textbook or reserve items to be sent to their Maricopa email address. Please note, due to copyright restrictions, the number of pages that can be sent is limited. To request items, please use the following form.

eTextbooks Available Through the Library

In order to help students succeed, we have purchased a number of eTextbooks in the library. Take a look at the following page to see if an eTextbook exists for your class.

Reserve Items in Your Canvas Courses

Finally, you might also see reserve items or readings from the library in your Canvas course by clicking on the Library Resources link in the left-hand menu.

If you have any questions about our textbook/reserve services, please reach out us!

Textbook and Reserve Services for Faculty

Placing Items on the Physical Reserves Shelf

Faculty have the ability to put textbooks and other educational items (readings, sample quizzes, study guides, models, equipment, etc) on the library reserve shelf to be checked out and used by students within the library. If you are interested in doing so, please fill out the following form. If you have any additional questions about the physical reserves in the library, please contact physical library reserves lead Ann Riley (

Placing Items in Your Canvas Course

Additionally, the GCC Libraries now has the ability to place readings in Canvas classes under the Library Resources link located in the left-hand menu of Canvas courses. These readings will be limited to just those students within your class and include things such as limited textbook scans (as allowed by copyright) and readings from the library (please reach out to a librarian liaison if you need assistance gathering resources). To request items be added, please fill out the following form.

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