Welcome back to Campus! Hope you are excited about Fall 2013!
If you are looking for textbooks for your classes, the library might be able to help. You can search the Roosevelt catalog for the books, or expand your search to over 80 I-Share Libraries.
Searching Roosevelt's Catalog
- Go to the library's home page
- Click into the keyword box under the words Search RU Catalog
- Type your book's title or author in the box, select title or author from the drop-down list, and click Find.
Call Number is the number you will need to find the book on the shelf. Books are listed first by the letters alphabetically, and then follow the numbers in order on the shelf. If you need help, just ask any library staff member.
Copy lets you know how many copies of this book we have.
Status is very important, as it lets you know whether or not the book is here and available for you to take home.
Searching I-Share Libraries
- Go to the library's home page
- Click the keyword box under the words Search RU Catalog
- Type your book's title or author in the box, select title or author from the drop-down list.
- Change the drop-down menu that says Local Catalog
Only to All I-Share Libraries, and click Find.
When you click Find, the
I-Share catalog will open and will show whether the book you need is available
in another I-Share library. If it is available, you can request to have the
book delivered to the Roosevelt University Library location of your choice by
clicking the Request 1st Available link that appears below the book's
Status in the Location tab:
NOTE: if you do not want to wait for a book to be delivered to the library, check to see if it is available in an I-Share library near you. If so, you can check it out directly from that library using your Roosevelt ID card. Some materials may be restricted, so it is a good idea to check with the library first, before visiting. Click Here to view a list of Illinois I-Share libraries.
Looking for more instructions for searching I-Share? You can view a list of video tutorials covering advanced searching techniques in the I-Share and RU catalog by clicking HERE.
*Please note, we are no longer able to request any course-required texts through ILLiad InterLibrary Loan (ILL). If you request a required text through ILLiad, it will be cancelled.
To contact the Roosevelt University bookstore about purchasing your books, you can either visit their webpage, or call 312-341-3592.
If you cannot find your textbook through Roosevelt or any I-Share Libraries, here is a list of discounted sites and textbook rental sites that could prove useful in your search.
Disclaimer: RU is not endorsing any of these sites.
Discounted Sales or Rentals
www.bigwords.com = ‘Finds the sweetest, cheapest textbooks on the planet’.
www.alibris.com = Use the “Textbooks” tabs to search for new & used textbooks.
http://textbookrush.com = Buy or rent textbooks from ‘your online campus bookstore’.
http://www.abebooks.com = Use “Textbooks” to search by ISBN, Author, or Title.
http://www.isbns.net = Searches over 100 bookstores and 60,000 booksellers in seconds.
http://www.half.ebay.com/textbooks = Buy and rent textbooks at the Textbook Superstore.
http://www.cheapesttextbooks.com = ‘Cheap Textbooks – New, Used, Rental’.
http://www.bookbutler.com = Compare 55 popular online marketplaces and stores in real time.
Textbook Rental Sites
www.chegg.com = The Student Hub: ‘Rent your books and save hundreds of dollars’.
www.campusbookrentals.com = ‘Rent textbooks and save up to 80%’.
www.bookrenter.com = ‘Rent your textbooks. Save a bundle’.
Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.