TextSelect Textbook Reserves Program

Note: this form is for students only. If you are a faculty member requesting a textbook for a class you are teaching, please use the Faculty Course Reserves Request form.

TextSelect is a pilot project of the Mason Libraries to help address the cost of required textbooks. Mason Libraries purchase textbooks meeting certain criteria, with a focus on:

  • books that satisfy general education requirements, across all disciplines
  • books from the Volgenau School of Engineering
  • books from the School of Management

Mason Libraries only purchase books that cost more than $50. Textbooks may be placed on 2-hour reserve in the Gateway Library @ the JC, Fairfax Campus. Students can locate TextSelect textbooks in the Mason Catalog or in the Course Reserve Catalog.

If you would like us to purchase a textbook that does not fall under the parameters of the TextSelect program, please fill out the form below.



@gmu.edu or @masonlive.gmu.edu