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Library Services for Online Students: Books

This guide provides online students with recommended resources for library research and services.

Finding Books

Use OneSearch to find print and online books, articles, and other types of sources. After you search, use the filters to limit your results by source type, date, and more.



For more search options go to Advanced Search.

Online Books

To access databases from off campus, log in with your Pipeline username and password:

Reference Books: Background Information

Fiction and Nonfiction eBooks

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. For more information about accessing textbooks, please see our Textbooks and Course Reserves page.

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 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.

How to Renew Library Materials Online

    1) Then select your name at the top right of the page and choose "Library Account."

    student name "Barbara Gordon" circled with arrow pointing to Library Account option and finger selecting that option
    2) Click "Renew" under "Loans" to renew library materials.

OneSearch account homepage with options labeled: Select "Personal details" to view or update your contact information; Select "loans" to renew or view a list of items you have checked out; Select "Fine & fees to view any charges on your account from overdue or lost materials; Select “Requests” to view items you have requested from the Luria Library or other libraries;Select “Blocks & messages” to view information about holds on your account or messages from library staff.