COVID-19 Pandemic Update: Textbooks and other reserve materials are currently unavailable due to MSJC campus closures.
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.
Can I check a textbook out of the library?
Textbooks can only be used in the library on a first-come, first-served basis. You can read them in the library, make copies of pages at the copy machine, or scan pages to your USB drive using the library's document scanner (SJC Library). Please return books promptly to the textbook shelving area so that other students may use them.
How do I find out if my textbook is available on reserve?
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Where are the textbooks located?
In the Menifee Valley Campus Library, most textbooks are located in the open textbook shelves near the reference desk. 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.
In the San Jacinto Campus Library, the textbooks are located in open textbook shelves in the first row of the book stacks. Instructor-assigned articles, a few books, CDs, DVDs and maps are reserved behind the circulation desk.