Q. What is the difference between the Learning Commons and the bookstore?
The bookstore sells, rents, and buys textbooks for Jefferson courses. The Downtown Campus Bookstore is located in the basement of Hartford Hall at 649 S. 1st Street. If you receive financial aid, you can use it to purchase textbooks at the bookstore using your student ID.
The Learning Commons has many books and DVDs that can help you with class assignments, and you can check out these for free using your student ID. Learning Commons materials can only be checked out for a few weeks (see details here), not for the entire semester. The Learning Commons has some textbooks available in our course reserves that can be checked out and used for 2 hours at a time in the Learning Commons.
Ask a Librarian: Chat, Email, Phone, and Text service hours for the Fall Semester are Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Questions received Friday, Saturday, or Sunday will be answered on the next business day.
If this is an urgent library issue, please call 213-2154 for the DT campus or 213-7222 for the SW campus.
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