Typically we do not purchase textbooks as part of the library collection. However, some professors do make textbooks or supplemental readings available in course reserves. These books are available from the help desk on the second floor.
We also cannot request textbooks through interlibrary loan.
We do have a large format scanner on the second floor. Please be mindful of copyright laws if you choose to use it.
The Robert R. Muntz Library offers thousands of books, available in print and electronic formats. If you know you're specifically looking for books, use Advanced Search to narrow your topic by material type.
Circulating print books (ones you can check out) are available in the 3rd floor stacks, to the right when you go up the stairs. If you'd like to browse, we do use the Library of Congress Classification system, and there is a poster with an outline of the subjects by letter on the 3rd floor. Most of the books on biology will fall in Class Q, Sciences. Specific areas of study are QH (Natural History - Biology) QK (Botany), QL (Zoology), QM (Human Anatomy), QP (Physiology), and QR (Microbiology). The library does carry reference, or books that can't be checked out, on the 2nd floor.
Our eBooks are spread over many collections and unfortunately, few of the providers seem to agree on a way to provide electronic content for libraries. You can do a search in our main search box (See: Books, Articles & More tab), or look in specific eBook collections. The best bets for eBooks are:
Some publishers allow you to discover books from their collection that UT Tyler does not own. If you come across such a title, please contact your librarian to see if we can purchase the book, or if we can get it for you through Interlibrary Loan.