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Spring 2021 Lending Library Information

We have changed the process to make requesting and receiving Lending Library Textbooks for the Spring 2021 semester safe and easy.

Important Dates
  • Starting January 11:  Students may receive their textbook by mail or by picking up at our Library Lockers. Please note that beginning in February, requests will be processed weekly on Wednesdays. 
  • Wednesday, May 19: Due date for all library materials, including Lending Library Textbooks
Rules and Guidelines
  • Only VC students are eligible to check out Lending Library Textbooks
  • *New for Spring 2021* Only one (1) Lending Library Textbook per student
  • All library materials, including Lending Library Textbooks, are due the last day of finals (Wednesday, May 19). Overdue fees are $5.00 per day for Lending Library Textbooks, up to the cost of the textbook.
Request Process

To request a Lending Library Textbook, students must make a request through the Library catalog, OneSearch. Each step of the process is outlined below.

Step 1: Find What Textbook You Need at the Bookstore Website

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.

Step 2: Find Out if the Library Has that Textbook in the Lending Library

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.


 

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Step 3: Make Your Lending Library Textbook Request

Once you have located your textbook in OneSearch, make your request! You can either request Home Delivery (instructions in the first video below) or On-Campus Locker Pick-Up (instructions in the second video below).

Step 4: Receive Your Textbook

Beginning in February, requests will be processed once a week on Wednesdays; requests made by Tuesday at 5:00pm will be processed on Wednesday. Due to limited staffing during the campus closure, changes cannot be made to requests after processing begins on Wednesday - if you would like to request a different item, or change from item pick-up to home delivery or vice versa, please submit a new request.

Please read below for specific information on what to expect after placing your request.

In-Person Pick-Up

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 re-shelved and placed under a 7 day quarantine.

Home Delivery

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.

Need Help? Contact Us!

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!

Circulation Desk
Phone: 805-289-6482
Email: vclibrary@vcccd.edu