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Library Resources and Services for Faculty: Textbooks / Reserve Materials

This guide provides information about Luria Library resources and services available to SBCC faculty.

Open Educational Resources (OER) / Textbook Affordability Program @ SBCC

Interested in replacing your expensive traditional textbooks with free or low-cost Open Educational Resources? See our OER webpage to learn more about OERs, where to find them, and the SBCC Textbook Affordability stipend program.

Textbooks and Other Reserve Materials

Reserves Collection

The Library makes many print textbooks available to students for 3-hour checkout, through a grant from the SBCC Bookstore and through faculty donations. To place your print course materials on reserve, email or call 805-730-4430.

Please note that Inclusive Access and other online course materials cannot be placed on reserve in the Library.

The Library reserves collection also includes short-term checkout of technology and supplies. Instructor prepared materials might be included; some resources can be made available physically or electronically for up to two semesters, after which copyright permission is required.

Sharing Materials from Library Databases

In addition to placing materials on reserve, you can save and share direct links to articles, books, and other sources in Luria Library databases, by following the instructions below:

How to Search for Textbooks / Reserves in OneSearch

  1. Select Textbooks / Reserves under "Quick Links" below the OneSearch search box on the Library homepage
    screenshot of Library homepage with link to Textbooks / Reserves circled

  2. Search course materials by course code (e.g. ENG 110), course name, instructor, or department
    image of Reserves search screen showing the search parameters 'any field' and 'contains' with 'Math 114' on the search line and hand pointing at the search button