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ACC's Student Advocacy Center Textbook Collection - FAQ

Click on each of the headings listed below to find answers about the textbook collection.

When:Who is eligible:
Week before classes start - limited to eligible students Only students in the Student Advocacy Center Early Access Group are eligible.
During the first week of classes - Students in certain Workforce Programs may be eligible To see if you are eligible for access to the Textbook Collection during the first week of classes, please submit an inquiry here.
After the first week of classes - open to all ACC students All current affiliated borrowers who have no outstanding student holds on their library record are eligible. Books are in limited supply and students should not depend upon this source for their required textbook.
  • Effective August 30, 2021 we will have an online hold request option in the library catalog available for students. Hold requests can be made online until November 15, 2021.
  • Textbook Hold requests can only be made online and are processed on a first come, first served basis.
  • Students will be notified via their ACC email if an item is available for pick up and check out.
  • Volume of textbook requests often exceeds actual inventory, not all requests will be fulfilled.
  • To search for Textbooks and request to hold an item, search the online textbook collection: http://library.austincc.edu/eresources/textbooks

No, only textbooks purchased by the ACC Student Advocacy Center through a grant to assist certain student groups to gain access to required textbooks are in this collection. You can check the list of textbooks by title yourself in the Library Catalog. See the section below How can I check to see if a textbook is available? for more information.

BE SURE TO KNOW WHICH TEXTBOOK TO GET. Different sections of the same course may use different textbooks or different editions of textbooks, depending upon what the instructor has selected.

The quickest way to find out which textbooks you need is to consult the MyACC student portal pages.

  • Go to MyACC.
  • Select My Textbooks from the right-hand options.

Note the type of course you are enrolled in. If labeled ZTC/OER or First Day, see additional information in the section of this guide, "Where do I find the textbooks for my courses?"


Please contact the Student Advocacy Center if you have questions about the textbook collection or your eligibility.


During the week before classes and the first week of classes: ONLY eligible students with requests submitted to the library by an Advocate can checkout textbooks. Eligible students will be notified by library staff when their requested textbooks are available for checkout. An ACC photo ID is required at the time of check out.

After the first week of class: All current affiliated borrowers who have no outstanding holds on their library record can check out textbooks from the collection with an ACC photo ID.


  • The Library has a searchable list of the books in the Textbook Collection
  • Search the collection by title, author, or ISBN

Yes, just as other library materials, textbooks can be sent to your campus library or held for you at the Highland Campus Library.

However, it may take up to two weeks for materials to arrive at another campus. For time sensitive requests, please choose to pick up library materials from the owning campus or chat with a librarian about electronic options. Please be sure to check the in person service hours for libraries for the Fall 2021 semester.

It usually takes three weekdays for a book to arrive at your campus. Or the library staff member can call Highland and the book will be held for you to pick up there.


  • Effective August 30, 2021 we will have an online hold request option in the library catalog available for students. Hold requests can be made online until November 15, 2021.
  • Hold requests can only be made online and are processed on a first come, first served basis.
  • Volume of textbook requests often exceeds actual inventory, not all requests will be fulfilled.
  • Students will be notified via their ACC email if an item is available for pick up and check out.
  • To search for Textbooks and request to hold an item, search the online textbook collection: http://library.austincc.edu/eresources/textbooks

Textbooks are available on a first come, first served basis. During the Fall 2021 semester due to reduced hours of operation across many College departments and services, we cannot guarantee same day availability of textbooks.


Students may check out up to 5 textbooks unless otherwise authorized by the Advocacy Center.

Textbooks from this collection are due the last day of your classes.

All other textbooks which happen to be in the regular collection have a shorter checkout period. Be sure to check the due date.

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