MSJC Libraries: Current Textbooks

Textbooks & Reserves / FAQs

Limited supplies of some textbooks may be checked out if available. Please call 951-346-2292 or text 951-783-4977 to inquire about textbook availability.

Does the library have all textbooks?

The libraries keep copies of many textbooks, but it is not possible to obtain copies of all textbooks due to availability and funding.

Can I check a textbook out of the library?

Most textbooks can only be used in the library, but limited quantities of some titles can be checked out. Please stop by or contact the library for more info.

How do I find out if my textbook is available at the library?

  1. If you are in the library, scan the open textbook shelves for your book. Books are arranged alphabetically by subject and course number (e.g. English 98, 101, etc.). 
  2. You can also search for textbooks on the library homepage. Click on the "Textbooks" tab and search using the textbook title, course subject, or course abbreviations (see below). You may also add your course number. For example you can search by: English, ENGL, or ENGL 101.

Course subject abbreviations: 

Course Subject Abbreviations Table

Where are the textbooks located?

In the Menifee Valley Campus Library, most textbooks are located in the shelves near the reference desk. A smaller collection of material is held behind the circulation desk.

MVC Library textbooks area

In the San Jacinto Campus Library, textbooks available for checkout are located in open shelves in the first row of the book stacks. All other textbooks are held behind the circulation desk.

SJC Library textbooks area