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Answered By: Research Help Desk
Last Updated: Feb 07, 2019     Views: 65

As a general rule, the library does not order textbooks for each class as new editions are often released each year. It is still worth checking to see if we have do a particular textbook, or if we can order it from another library for you.

Search Novanet for the book:‚Äč           

  • You may need to look at the holdings at more than one library to locate an available copy:   
    • If the book is available for loan, the item status will say 'Available'. 
    • If the book is at another Novanet library, you can go to that library and sign out the book with your SMU card, or use Novanet Express. Follow these instructions to order a book.

For assistance searching for and/or ordering a book, contact the Research Help desk in person, by phone at 902-420-5544, or by email at

If you are having issues signing into your account, please contact the Circulation desk in person, by phone at 902-420-5188, or by email at