Textbook Collection

To check out a textbook, students must:

  • Provide the name and course number of the class (example: English 100)
  • Provide the title of the book you want
  • Present either a Cypress College student ID card or a School of Continuing Education ID card. No other cards are accepted. The Library will accept your printout of classes one time only.

Textbook Collection Policy

The Cypress College Library developed a textbook collection to meet the increasing demand from students. Special funding has always been used to purchase this material as it is outside the scope of the Library’s Collection Development Policy.

The textbooks receive extremely heavy usage and are also considered to be at high-risk for theft. To ensure that they are available to students in a timely manner, some special precautions are observed.

All material is on a 2-hour, library use only loan period. We also have a select few that may be used for Overnight or 2 Day checkout. As a general rule, no exceptions are made to this policy. DSS staff may make arrangements for their students to take material to the center to use with adaptive equipment. These arrangements are made on a case-by-case basis and the two-hour loan period applies.

Only textbooks in the same subject area may be checked out at the same time. Once those textbooks are returned, students may then check out textbooks in another subject area.

Renewals are made at the discretion of the Circulation staff. If material is being heavily used, renewals will be denied. If the item is not heavily used, it may be renewed for an additional 2 hours. Students must wait 30 minutes before being allowed to re-check out the same textbook.

Fines are $1 an hour with a maximum fine of $20 per item.

Student abuse of the textbook collection may result in their loss of textbook privileges or other disciplinary action by the college.