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 Spring 2017 Lending Library Application opens on Monday, December 12th at 12:00am and will close after 1,050 students have applied or on Friday, December 30th at 11:59 pm, whichever happens first.

To apply:

  1. Log into your VCCCD Student Portal
  2. Click on the "My College" tab and scroll to the "Quicklinks" section
  3. Click on "Scholarship Application"
  4. Locate the Spring 2017 Textbook Lending Library Application and click on ''Start Application"
  5. Submit your application & check to see that you've received a submission confirmation email. This is NOT the lottery ticket.

After we receive ALL 1,050 applications, applicants will be emailed their lottery tickets. When you receive your lottery ticket by email (be sure to check your spam and/or promotions folders), click here to find your check-out group, day, and time. Prior to your assigned day, check the availability of the textbooks you need on the VC library website.

Please click here for the Spring 2017 Lending Library Flyer.

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