Find Textbooks

Tools for finding if textbooks for courses are available in and through the Temple University Libraries (TUL).

TUL Textbook Policy

Temple University Libraries (TUL) does not purchase textbooks specifically for Temple classes because of the number of books involved and the cost. However, sometimes there are textbooks in the TUL collections.

Get the Textbook Information

Determine the following information about your textbooks and write it down.
  • Course name/number
  • Instructor's name
  • textbook title
  • textbook author
  • publication year/edition
  • ISBN

Finding Course Information Tips

Here are some places to look for your textbooks.  Start at TUPortal.

1. Login to TUPortal, then go to the Student Tools tab.  Under REGISTRATION you can click on Student Roster (right hand side). 

Student Roster Link in TUPortal

 Next, click the "visit the bookstore site to view course materials for your courses" link to find the books and materials by course:     Visit the bookstore site to view course materials for your courses

2. You can search for the book information using the Textbook Search from the Barnes & Noble Temple Bookstore website.  You can search by class or book title.  For example, if you want the 9th edition of Global Business Today for Fundamentals of International Business (IB 3101- 702) you can search by class or title.  

3. You can also use the Temple Class Schedule search and click on the "visit the bookstore site to view course materials for your courses" link to find the books that are required.

4. Another option is to review your Course Syllabus handout or electronic document in Blackboard for your class.  Required textbooks and supplementary materials are often listed on that document.

Write down the Title, Author, Publication Date, ISBN (International Standard Book Number) and edition and your Course name and number.