Students may borrow textbooks from the library for the whole quarter, subject to availability. The library has more textbooks available through the Free Textbooks Programs than are catalogued in Course Reserves, so students are encouraged to send their textbook requests to the library through the Library Pickup Request form to determine availability.
Supplies are limited, so make your request as early as possible at the beginning of each quarter.
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.
Find out if you're eligible for any of these programs! Just click on the buttons below to find out more information about the programs.
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. Students can request textbooks through the Library Pickup Request form.
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.