To request a Lending Library Textbook, students can make a request through the Library catalog, OneSearch. Each step of the process is outlined below. *Please note request option will be unavailable the first two weeks of each semester due to high demand*
Use the Bookstore's Textbook Finder to determine what textbook is required for your course. Take note of as much information as possible including the textbook title, author(s), year of publication, edition, and ISBN. You may also be able to check or verify your course textbook by contacting the course instructor, or by checking the course syllabus if the course Canvas page is available.
Use OneSearch to search for your textbook in the Lending Library. Be sure to verify that the library's textbook matches what is required using the title, author(s), year of publication, edition, or ISBN.
Once you have located your textbook in OneSearch, make your request! You can either request Home Delivery (instructions in the first video below), On-Campus Locker Pick-Up (instructions in the second video below), or you may make an appointment for pick-up.
To make an appointment for pick-up, you do not need to follow any of the request steps below. Please contact our circulation desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 805-289-6482 to make an appointment.
Requests will be processed daily Monday - Thursday. If you would like to request a different item, please submit a new request. If you would like to change your request from item pick-up to home delivery or vice versa, please contact us.
Please read below for specific information on what to expect after placing your request.
After submitting a request through OneSearch, you will see a notification showing that your request was successful; however, this does not indicate that your item is ready for pick-up.
You will receive two emails once your request has been processed by library staff. The first email will be a receipt showing that the book is checked out to you. After checking out the book, library staff place the book in a locker for you. Once the book has been placed in the locker, you will receive a second email with detailed information and instructions on retrieving the book from our lockers. Items will be held in the lockers for 24 hours. Any items not retrieved will be removed from your account and re-shelved.
After submitting a request through OneSearch, you will see a notification showing that your request was successful; however, this does not indicate that your item has been mailed.
Once your request has been processed by library staff, you will receive an email receipt showing that the book is checked out to you. After checking out the book, library staff send the book to you via USPS. Please allow at least 2 weeks for delivery.
If you have any questions about the process, need help with any of the steps, or would like to make alternate arrangements for textbook pick-up, please contact us!
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