Current PK-12 textbooks are available representing major curriculum areas and publishers. The CECH Library retains textbooks for 10-15 years in the regular collection. They are located on the 3rd floor. Textbook examples from the 1990s and 2000s are located behind the circulation desk and available by request.
To search for PK-12 textbooks in our online catalog:
The following two tables show examples of textbook call numbers (bold text in center column) with an explanation of each part of its call number:
|Grade(s):||Gr 9-12||Grades 9 - 12|
|Edition type:||TE||Teacher's edition|
The CECH Library textbook collection includes a range of types of textbooks: laboratory manuals, student edition textbooks, teacher's editions of textbooks, workbooks, and teacher's editions of workbooks.
The table below lists edition type codes, the final line of each textbook call number:
|LMTE||laboratory manual, teacher's edition|
|TB||textbook, student edition|
|TE||textbook, teacher's edition|
|WKTE||workbook, teacher's edition|
The University of Cincinnati's Archives and Rare Books Library maintains a historical textbook collection of more than 2,000 textbooks from the early 19th century to the turn of the 21st century, covering a wide variety of subjects taught in elementary, middle, and secondary schools.
The basis of this collection was formed from materials previously housed in UC’s Curriculum Resources Center with additional holdings acquired by the Archives & Rare Books Library.
To learn more about historical textbooks or to find the titles of early textbooks, explore the following websites:
University of Cincinnati Libraries
PO Box 210033 Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0033