Textbook Lending Library

Ventura College students may check out textbooks from this collection for the entire semester on a first-come, first-served basis. Students may also check the library online catalog to see if the library has their text in the collection.  Books in this collection have the notation "Lending Library" as the shelf location.     Frequently Asked Questions.

Online Library Catalog



  • The Fall 2016 Textbook Lending Library Application is now closed.
  • Students who submitted applications will be receiving an email with a lottery number that indicates the group they are in and the time they will be able to check out their textbooks on Wednesday, August 10th.
    • Please see the Textbook Lending Fall 2016 Flyer for detailed information.
    • Do not forget to bring your lottery ticket with you (printed or on your mobile phone), your class schedule, photo ID, and booklist. The library will not HOLD textbooks while you obtain the required items.
  • For students who did not apply- you are welcomed to visit the Library on Thursday, August 11th from 1pm-3pm to check out remaining textbooks.
    • Line up at the Library “first-come, first-served”. Don’t forget your class schedule, photo ID, and booklist.

If you have any questions please contact:

  •  Susan O'Connell, Administration & Operations Coordinator @ 805-289-6461 | soconnell@vcccd.edu


Rules and Guidelines:

  • Must be a Ventura College Student -  students will only be allowed to get textbooks for classes registered at Ventura College. No waitlisted courses accepted.
  • Have any Photo Identification, have a "print-out" of his/her Class Schedule, and have a printed Textbook List from the VC Bookstore website.
  • VC Enrolled Courses Only- One Copy Per Textbook, no duplicates--THREE TEXTBOOK LIMIT.  Students will NOT be allowed to check out textbooks for courses enrolled at other colleges.
  • No Holds - The library will not place books on hold for students.
  • Students must be clear of overdue books and library fines and have no library obligations attached to their records.  Students are encouraged to clear up their records of library fines or overdue books before lending library day.
  • Students may not save places in line for family or friends.  Students are asked to be respectful of others waiting in line.
  • Only students will be allowed in the library during lending library hours.  Students are asked not to bring friends or family members with them during the lending library hours as they will be asked to wait outside.  Exceptions:  students with disabilities.
  • Patience and Cooperation is Appreciated. Thank you.

Due Dates and Fines:

  • Textbook Lending Library books are due back on the LAST DAY OF FINALS of each semester.
  • The overdue late charge is a $5.00 per day fine per book. 
  • A 24/7 drive up book drop is located at the flag pole near the Administration building and another is located at the west entrance of the LRC Building opposite the Student Services Center.

Donate to the Textbook Lending Program:

Textbook lending is generously supported by:

  • Ventura College Foundation
  • Title V Grant
  • Associated Students of Ventura College
  • Book Donations from Students and Faculty 

Students may donate their used textbooks during Book Buy Back by dropping their used textbooks in the Library's Textbook Donation bin or by dropping them off at the library's circulation desk or by placing them in the book drop box.

Monetary donations may also be made through the Ventura College Foundation. The library and the foundation are always looking for partners to provide continued support for this program. The library would welcome a donation of any amount.

Contact Us:

Phone: (805) 289-6482
Email: vclibrary@vcccd.edu