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A guide to textbooks inside and outside the library.

About Textbooks

This Guide will:

  • Explain how to find what textbook is needed for your course, using the bookstore website.
  • Show you how to use the STLCC Libraries' catalog and the MOBIUS catalog to check other libraries for your book.
  • Point you to sources for purchasing or renting texbooks.

Note: The campus bookstores are the primary source of textbooks for your courses.

The Libraries do have textbooks on reserve for a limited number of courses. At best, this works as a way to get through the first week or so of class while waiting for your textbook to arrive.

Access Codes

If you have purchased an e-textbook from the STLCC Bookstore, your access codes will either be shipped to you or sent as an email. You can check your bookstore account to see the status of your orders. If you anticipate that they will be sent by email, make sure to check your spam folders as well as your inbox.

What Textbook Do I Need?

Search for your courses in the STLCC Online Bookstore to identify any required textbooks. You can order them for pick up from a campus bookstore, or you can have them shipped directly to you.

You should note the ISBN number of the book the course calls for -- it's a number unique to a certain edition of the book. The edition of the textbook is very important, and there may be many editions of the same book.

Find the ISBN Number

Here's the ISBN number in the STLCC bookstores search.

St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000