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Library Services for Online Students: Books
This guide provides online students with recommended resources for library research and services.
Contains the full text of nearly 800 encyclopedias, dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, and other reference books covering all major subject areas. Thousands of Topics Pages provide articles from different reference sources, arranged by subject.
Contains the full text of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources. Subjects covered include arts, biography, business, education, environment, history, law, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, government and political science, religion, science, and social sciences.
A collection of over 22,000 electronic books, in all subject areas, selected for the Luria Library collection. Books can be searched either through this database, or through the library catalog (the “books” tab on the homepage).
Provides unlimited access to more than 40,000 ebooks in a range of subject areas, including: business; computer science; career guidance; vocational education; liberal arts; and health.
How to Search for Books
Watch the video below for an introduction to searching for books, articles, and more through the Luria Library's OneSearch.
How to Request Print Books from the SBCC Library
Books for Pickup at the Library
The links below provide instructions and more information about requesting and picking up print books from the library's regular collection. Please note that print textbooks are not available. To request temporary online access to chapters from your textbook, use the eReserve Request Form.
See this FAQ for when, where, and how you can pick up or return library materials, including current library hours and current availability of Chromebooks and wifi hotspots.
Books by Mail for Out-of-Area Students
We are happy to mail books other than textbooks to SBCC online students who do not live in the immediate Santa Barbara area. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to make your request. Be sure to include your SBCC student ID number and your mailing address. Textbooks and other course reserve materials are available for limited loan periods and cannot be shipped.