Does the library have all the textbooks on reserve?
Through a Student Equity grant and faculty donations, both libraries strive to keep a copy of each required textbook on reserve. However, it is not always possible to obtain copies of all textbooks. If you are unable to locate your textbook, please contact the MVC Library Reference Desk at 951-639-5450 or the SJC Library Reference Desk at 951-487-3452 for assistance.
How do I find out if my textbook is available on reserve?
Course subject abbreviations:
|AJ use for Administration of Justice||HIST use for History||WATR use for Water Technology|
|ADS use for Alcohol and Drug Studies||HS use for Health Science|
|ANAT use for Anatomy||LEG use for Legal Assistant|
|ANTH use for Anthropology||MATH use for Math|
|ART use for Art||MGT use for Management|
|ASTR use for Astronomy||MUS use for Music|
|BADM use for Business Administration||NURS use for Nursing|
|BIOL use for Biology||NUTR use for Nutrition|
|CDE use for Child Development||PE use for Physical Education|
|CHEM use for Chemistry||PHOT use for Photography|
|CSIS use for Computer Information Systems||PHIL use for Philosophy|
|DAN use for Dance||PHY use for Physics|
|ECON use for Economics||PS use for Political Science|
|ENGL use for English||PSYC use for Psychology|
|FIRE use for Fire||RE use for Real Estate|
|FREN use for French||SOCI use for Sociology|
|GEOG use for Geography||SPAN use for Spanish|
|GEOL use for Geology||TA use for Teaching Assistant|
|GUID use for Guidance||THA use for Theater Arts|
|HEP use for Honors||VEW use for Viticulture|
Where are the textbook reserves located?
In the Menifee library, most textbooks are located in the open textbook shelves near the reference desk in the library (location in the catalog: Menifee Campus Library Textbook Stacks). These books are available on a first come, first served basis. A smaller collection of material is held behind the circulation desk. These materials typically consist of lab manuals, workbooks, DVDs, videos, and articles placed on reserve by instructors. You can identify these items in the catalog by the location MVC Circulation Desk.
In the San Jacinto library, the textbooks are located in the first row of the book stacks (location in the catalog:San Jacinto Campus Library Textbook Stacks). These books are on open shelves and are available on a first come, first served basis. Instructor-assigned articles, a few books, CDs, DVDs and maps are reserved behind the circulation desk. These items can be identified in the catalog by the location: SJC Reserve Desk.
Can I check a reserve textbook out of the library?
No. Reserve textbooks are designated for in-library use only. You can read them in the library, make copies of pages at the copy machine (.10 a page), or scan pages to your USB drive using the library's document scanner (SJC Library).
How long can I use the textbook?
There is a 2-hour time limit.