Textbooks are expensive, and the library frequently receives requests from faculty and students to purchase them, in lieu of students purchasing their own copies. The problem is that the library can't afford them either! The entire annual library book budget is less than 1/12 of the cost of a single semester's worth of textbooks for UAF classes. Textbooks are also usually outdated in 1-2 years, so that purchased copies become obsolete quickly. The UAF Bookstore does acquire textbooks for student purchase if faculty request it; faculty should contact the Bookstore for more information.