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How do I find out what textbooks I need for my courses?


The library does not rent or sell textbooks - to purchase your textbooks, reach out to the SUNY Ulster Bookstore operated by Follett at 845-687-5085. The library cannot assist you with book vouchers or online access codes.

To see a list of your required texts for your courses, log on to the SUNY Ulster portal ( and choose the Campus Life page. In the Campus Services box, choose Bookstore. Use the "BookNow - Order Books Online" link to see a list of your required course materials based on your current schedule. For answers to even more questions about SUNY Ulster, see the SUNY Ulster Help & Resources FAQ.

If you are having trouble paying for your textbooks, the Lights for Learning program where faculty, staff, and friends of SUNY Ulster have started a fund to assist you! Apply for a grant through the Ulster Community College Foundation.

There are over 70,000 print books and even more ebooks available from the library to support students in their coursework, all freely available to SUNY Ulster students. Some textbooks are available for use in the library only in the Course Reserves section behind the Circulation Desk.