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Textbooks from largest courses available at King Library


Beginning spring semester 2007, the Miami University libraries will have copies of textbooks from the 50 most heavily enrolled courses available on reserve in King Library.

Textbooks can be checked out for use within the library for a two-hour period and can be renewed for an additional amount of time if no other requests for the book have been made.

The new textbook initiative, which was created to lend support to the President Hodge's Access Project, is jointly funded by the libraries, Miami's Parents Council and the Associated Student Government (ASG). The initiative aims to increase accessibility to textbooks in courses with the highest enrollment that use a single text in all sections, many of which require books costing more than $100.

The textbooks will be available for checkout at the circulation desk on the first floor of King Library. One to two copies of each textbook will be made available and will be searchable by title in the libraries' catalog.

A list of courses and textbooks will be accessible from the Web sites of both ASG ( and the libraries (


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