Students may ask at the Check Out Desk or search our Course Reserves to see if your textbook is available. If your textbook is not available, you can ask your professor if they have an extra copy they can place on Course Reserves in the library.
The library accepts textbook donations from students, staff, and faculty to be placed in our Course Reserves collection to support our students' success. In order to best serve our students, most of the textbooks in Course Reserves can only be used in the library and are not allowed to be taken outside of the library.
SPSCC Library partners with three student programs, Running Start and IGNITE, I-BEST, and the SPSCC Foundation to loan textbooks for the entire quarter at no cost to qualifying students. The programs and the Foundation provide the funds and lists of their eligible students and schedules. The library uses the funds to purchase and distribute textbooks to the students on the lists.
Textbooks that are not picked up after the first week of class are available to any student to borrow for the quarter. All books under the textbook loan programs are not searchable in our library catalog or course reserves. Interested students must ask at the Check Out Desk after the first week of class.
Anyone who doesn’t return textbooks won’t be able to check out items for the next quarter and will have an administrative hold on their student accounts.
Students who are not eligible for these programs can still benefit from the Textbook Loan Programs. Textbooks that will not be used to fulfill book lists for students in the Textbook Loan Programs are available to any student to borrow for the quarter starting on the first day of class.
Interested students must come and ask at the Check Out Desk because all books under the textbook loan programs are not searchable in our library catalog or course reserves. Textbooks will be loaned out on a first come first served basis.