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Textbook Affordability Program (TAP)

What is the Textbooks on Course Reserve Program?

To address college affordability, CMU Libraries is implementing a Textbooks on Course Reserves program. Print textbooks from select courses which meet predetermined criteria will be placed on course reserve in the library.

Not all course textbooks will be purchased, but a significant subset will be available. Any student will be able to use the materials in the program without charge (minus any late fees they incur).

NOTE: This program will begin in January 2022 pending developments with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Targeted Courses

Example courses for the Textbooks on Course Reserve Program:

(Specific courses can change depending on textbooks selected by faculty. Courses must have a print textbook required.)

ART 126

AST 111

BCA 101

BIO 111

BIO 112

BIO 211

BIO 392

BLR 222 WI

BLR 235 WI

CHM 101

CHM 127

CHM 342

ENG 101

ENG 134 WI

ENG 175 WI

ENG 294 WI

ENG 381 WI

FNS 370

GEL 100

GEO 105

GEO 120 QR

GEO 121 WI

GEO 373

HDF 100

HDF 110

HSC 106 QR

HST 163 WI

HST 210 WI

HST 323 WI

JRN 101

JRN 202 WI

JRN 380

MKT 300

MTH 133

PHL 118 WI

PSY 211 QR

PSY 385 WI

REL 101 WI

REL 140 WI

SOC 100

SOC 323

TAI 170

Find your textbook using Course Reserves

in Course Reserves

How to use the program:

  • Identify if your class is included in the program
    • Use the search box above to search for your course (ex. HST 101) or textbook name.
  • Bring your student ID to the 2nd Floor Checkout Desk, Park Library
  • Check that the book is available for use
    • There is 1 copy of each textbook per 200 students in the course
  • Items will be loaned to you for a 3 hour period
  • Materials must be used within the library
  • Read, take notes, study
  • Succeed in your class!


The Textbooks on Course Reserves program is generously funded through the President's and Provost's Fund for Program Innovation and Excellence.

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