Answered By: Carolyn Oldham
Last Updated: Jul 19, 2023     Views: 314

Print textbooks on reserve for a class are kept behind the circulation desk in the library. You'll need your student ID and the Call Number when you ask for it there.

Most textbooks are available for one hour and must stay in the library, and some have a 24-hour (Overnight) loan period. It will indicate in the book record whether there is an overnight copy available of the textbook you wish to use.   

To find the call number for the textbook you need, you'll need the title, author, and edition or year the book was published. Check your syllabus for that information.

If you don't know the book title you need, the Chaffey Bookstore has a search engine on its site where you can search for the titles of the required and optional textbooks for a course. Watch this video to see a tutorial on how to search the Campus Store website for your textbooks.


To locate a Textbook in the Library:

  1. Look for your class textbook in OneSearch using the title and the author's name. Be sure to double-check that editions or years published match your search. 

  2. Select  the Location (Rancho) 

  3. When you find your book, note the call number [it will begin with RES, then the call number] and take it and your Chaffey Student ID to the Circulation desk for checkout.

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