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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
  • First week of January:  Students will receive a text message notifying them that Lending Library Textbook Requests are open.
  • Friday, January 8:  In-person pick-up day held at the East door entrance of the LRC Building from 8:00am-4:30pm. A Daily Health Check is required before entering campus.
  • Starting January 11:  Lending Library Textbooks can continue to be requested. Students may receive their textbook by mail or by picking up at our Library Lockers.
  • 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. Please note, if you are unable to pick up your textbook on Friday, January 8, you must contact the library at vclibrary@vcccd.edu to make alternate arrangements.

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

In-Person Pick-Up

You may pick up your Lending Library Textbook in-person at our on-campus lockers. Once your request has been processed and is available for pick-up, you will receive an email with further instructions. A Daily Health Check is required before entering campus.

Home Delivery

You may request home delivery of your Lending Library Textbook. Requests submitted on or before Tuesdays at 12:00 pm will be processed and shipped before the end of the business week. 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