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Why use the Libraries?

It is good for you and your GPA! We studied it and found that students who use the U Libraries are correlated to have higher average GPAs and are more likely to graduate in fours years than those who do not. 

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Do the Libraries have textbooks or course readings?

The short answer is maybe. We know textbooks can be expensive. In partnership with the University Bookstores, the University Libraries have created a list of textbooks held in our ebook collections. You can use these as your primary text, in case you want to leave your book at home or get an extra hour to do some reading. Do a search on the Libraries homepage or read more about finding textbooks in the Libraries . We also have Course Reserves and more to help save you money.

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