The library does not purchase textbooks, but may have some other options.
The library does not collect textbooks for UWGB courses because it is not financially possible to keep up with everyone’s textbooks for every semester. You could try to borrow them from another library. Keep in mind, however, that you probably aren’t the only person who has thought of this plan. You may not be able to get your books this way, nor will you be able to keep them for the length of the semester. You may also require a different edition of the book than what is available.
It is also possible that the materials you need for your course have been placed on course reserve by your instructor. These items are in the library at the 3rd floor circulation desk.
But if you would still like to borrow instead of purchase your books, you can search for your textbook at another library. Use the Search@UW search box on the library website. You can narrow your search to the UW Libraries by selecting “UW Libraries Books, media, and more” from the drop-down that appears at the end of the search box after you see your search results. If you want to search more widely than the UW Libraries, click the Databases A-Z list at the top of the Search@UW screen, and select WorldCat. In WorldCat, you can use the FindIt button to request the item through Interlibrary Loan.