Textbook Lending Library

TEXTBOOKS ARE EXPENSIVE. LET US HELP.

Textbooks are often the largest educational expense encountered by a Ventura College student.

Funded by donors and the Ventura College Foundation Marketplace, the following programs allow students to successfully complete their courses without the financial burden of buying textbooks.

RESERVE COLLECTION

The Reserve Collection allows students to check out their books for a two hour time period while at the Library. The collection has a copy of almost every textbook in use each semester.

LENDING LIBRARY

The Lending Library allows students to check out up to three textbooks for an entire semester at no cost.

The College and Foundation partner to host a priority day the week before the start of each semester to allow those that participate the chance to be the first to check out available textbooks. Stay tuned for information regarding the fall 2019 priority day.

PROGRAM IMPACT

Quick Stats from the 17/18 Academic Year:

  • 13,270 Reserve Collection Check Outs

  • 4,639 Lending Library Check Outs

  • 89% of students admitted that the Lending Library was essential or very essential to their success in their courses

For more information contact the Foundation at vcfoundation@vcccd.edu or 805-289-6461.