Hello! Hope you’ve had a wonderful summer!
By now, you’ve probably realized that school starts soon, on the 19th. You may be worried about textbooks and where to get them and how to afford them. Fortunately, the Library has a Textbook Lending Library. Here, you can check out up to three textbooks for the entire semester.
The system is a little different this year. On Monday the 13th from 8am-3pm, and Tuesday the 14th from 8-9am, lottery tickets will be issued, telling you what number you will be in line. The order of ticket numbers has already been determined, and is up on the Textbook Lending Library website. This will determine the order you will stand in line. The library will be opened Tuesday, August 14th starting at 9:30, and numbers will come in groups to get their books.
On August 15th, the library will be open from 2pm-6pm, and Textbook Lending Library books will be available first come, first served. On this day, the Santa Paula site will also be open from 1pm-5pm with their Lending Library, on a first come, first served basis (with no lottery).
If you have any questions about the Textbook Lending Library, there is a FAQ available. Also check out the website carefully. And make sure to print out your schedule and booklist in advance. If you aren’t sure what books the library has available, you can always check the library’s online catalog in advance.
And remember, the Lending Library is always available to you throughout the semester; if you don’t find a book this week, you can always return through the semester. It is always wise to check to see if people have dropped classes or gotten their financial aid and have returned the books.