A thankfully quiet morning at the refdesk. The beginning of the semester always brings a flurry of students checking our collection for textbooks. Like many libraries, we have a non-competition agreement with the campus bookstore, not to mention the cost prohibitive nature of trying to supply the text for every class and with every revision.
In answer to the question - no the library doesn't carry textbooks in general. A professor may donate an old edition, or we may happened to have picked up a book that happened to be chosen as a text, but please don't set your hopes on us for all texts.
Following a quiet morning, the afternoon was one of meetings. First there was a general faculty meeting and then I had to rush across campus for the first meeting of the year with my student group.