To check if the University Libraries hold a particular book, search SOUTHcat: USA Libraries' Catalog. If you know the exact title of the book, select title search from the search by options and enter the title in the search box. Be sure to leave off the any initial article (a, and, the) that starts the title. (For example, search Lord of the Rings instead of The Lord of the Rings).
If you know the book's author(s), you can do an author search by selecting that option from the search by menu and then entering the author's last name and then first name in the search box.
For more information about SOUTHcat, consult the links below.
Short answer: Probably not.
The Marx Library does not buy textbooks for classes at the university, but occasionally we will have a copy of an older edition. However, you can only check these out for 4 weeks, which is only 1/4 of a semester. Sometimes your professor may put a copy of the current text on course reserve at the circulation desk for your use in the library. However, we recommend that students purchase all required textbooks.