Textbooks and other items that have been selected by your instructors and made available to you through COM Library.
Materials on reserve may include:
- Textbook Study Guides
- Practice exams
- Supplemental Readings (articles, book chapters, etc.)
- Geology Rock Samples
Textbooks and course reserve items may have any of the following checkout periods as determined by your instructor:
- One day
- Three days
- Seven days
- Library Use Only (Can only be used in the Library)
Fines for overdue textbooks and course reserve materials are:
- $1.00 per day
Where's My Textbook?
Don’t see your textbook or is it always checked out when you try to get it from the Library?
COM Library wants to make sure we have the books you need! You can make requests in person or online.
- In Person Request
Ask a Circulation Staff member to request your textbook for the library.
- Online Request
Go to the Request Your Textbook in the Textbook Checkout Guide to request online.
Textbook Checkout & Reserves
- Adult Education Textbook Checkout
- Business & Computer Info Technologies Textbook Checkout
- Cosmetology Textbook Checkout
- EMS Textbook Checkout
- Fine Arts Textbook Checkout
- Humanities Textbook Checkout
- Math Textbook Checkout
- Nursing & Allied Health Textbook Checkout
- Physical Education Textbook Checkout
- Process Technology Textbook Checkout
- Science Textbook Checkout
- Social & Behavioral Sciences Textbook Checkout
- Textbook Checkout
- Welding Textbook Checkout
Scan for Free!
Scan books, photos, magazines or any item up to 19 x 12.25 in black and white or full color for free! The Kic scanner is easy to use with touch screens as you go. The scanner is located the right side of the circulation desk.
Multiple File Formats
Scan as image files, rich text, PDF, searchable PDF, or audio.
Multiple Send Options
Scans can be sent directly to mobile device, USB drive, faxed, email, or cloud.
Donate Your Textbooks
If you don't need to sell back your textbook, donate it to COM Library and we'll put it on reserve so future students who can't afford to buy their textbooks can check them out from the library. Bring any books you'd like to donate to the Circulation Desk.
Copyright laws protect authors, publishers, musicians, artists and others from having their work stolen or misused. Copying a song, a book or an image without permission is not legal. However, there are exceptions, which brings us to fair use.
Fair use exceptions were designed with education in mind. Fair use says that as a researcher you can copy sources for your own use when used for educational purposes--with limits.