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About Norwalk Campus Library

Physical Textbook Policy

The Policy of Physical Reserved Textbooks is designed to ensure fair and efficient access to this part of academic resources in the library.

Under this policy, Norwalk Library reserves textbooks for checkout exclusively by Norwalk campus students. To maintain equal opportunities for all students, each student can check out one textbook at a time for 90 minutes and use it in the library only. However, students are welcome to renew the material for an extended time if no other requests have been made.

The library staff will ensure that reserve materials are well-maintained and readily available for use throughout the academic semester. Course instructors can place copies of assigned readings or essential materials required for courses on reserve. By enforcing this policy, the library aims to support students' learning needs while also promoting equitable access to course-specific materials.

You can find out which books are available physically by searching with the reserve textbook search box or by speaking to a librarian at the checkout desk.

Digitized Textbook Policy

Registered Norwalk campus students have access to digitized course materials, restricted to one user at a time for a maximum duration of 90 minutes.

Digitized materials are available to students 24/7 no matter your location with a simple my CommNet sign in. 

The policy aims to ensure equitable access, encourage efficient resource utilization, and comply with copyright laws.

Students can locate digitized textbooks below or by using Search Digitized Reserve Textbook. 

Requesting Course Reserve Material

Any faculty member (full or part-time) may place physical or digital (e.g., ebooks or streaming video) materials on course reserve, either personal copies or materials in the library's collection. 

If you would like to request a textbook or other course materials for reserve or digitization, complete the Form: Textbook Reserve/Digitizing Request by Norwalk Faculty . A library staff will review the request and contact you regarding available options.