Cerro Coso Community College

Library Books

Textbook Reserves

The Cerro Coso Library’s Reserve Collection includes a variety of course textbooks and other supplemental course materials. You may wish to visit the Reserves if, for example, your textbook has not arrived in the time for the first day of class, if you need to read a chapter and have forgotten your book at home, or if your instructor has assigned supplemental reading. To ensure that these materials are available to all students, Reserves can only be used in the library and cannot be taken home. Faculty and tutors may check out reserve materials briefly for instructional purposes.

Please note that the library does not provide Reserve materials for all courses. While we can purchase non-textbook items, it is up to instructors to verify that the library has the appropriate materials for each of their courses. If we do not have your textbook available on Reserve, find out if your instructor is willing to donate a copy to the library, either permanently or temporarily (e.g. for the length of the current semester).

Finding Reserve Materials

To see what is currently available on Reserve for your class:

  • Go to the Online Library Catalog.
  • Do a search and select “Course Reserves” from the drop-down menu. You can search by any of the following keywords:
    • Course number (e.g. “ENGL C101”)
    • Course name (e.g. “Introduction to Art”)
    • Instructor (e.g. “Julie Cornett”)
    • Textbook title (e.g. “Ethan Frome”)

Ask at the library/LRC circulation desk for the item you want, preferably by title or course number. The library staff member will check it out to you for your use while you are in the library.

Note: The library catalog’s course reserves are not a replacement for your list of required textbooks. They list only the books the library has available for your course, as well as supplemental materials your instructor has put on reserve to assist with research papers. To find an accurate list of the required textbooks you need to purchase, please check with your instructor or visit the Bookstore.