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Textbook Checkout

Find all textbooks and other items on reserve for your courses.

What's Available

Textbooks and other items that have been selected by your instructors and made available to you through COM Library.

Materials on reserve may include:

  • Textbooks
  • Textbook Study Guides
  • Practice exams
  • Supplemental Readings (articles, book chapters, etc.)
  • Films
  • 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

Textbooks & Reserves

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Where's My Textbook?

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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.

Scan for Free!

Image of the Kic Scanner

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 & Fair Use

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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.