Textbook Policy

The Library/Learning Resource Center (LRC) has textbooks available to use in the library for most courses offered at COS. These books are purchased by the library or donated by instructors for students to use for short periods of time. Most textbooks checkout for 2 hours and additional copies checkout for 48 hours. The library offers photocopiers and scanners should you need to copy any information to take home with you. Textbooks and other materials available on Reserve are not a substitute to students purchasing their own textbooks. 

Borrowing Reserve Materials

Textbooks and other Reserve materials are located in Visalia, Tulare and Hanford. Click here to search for Reserve material by instructor or course number or ask at the Circulation Desk. A COS Student ID card or another valid photo ID is required to checkout Reserve textbooks and materials.

Loan Periods and Late Fees

Loan Period Late Fee
2 hours (library use only​)

$0.50 per hour up to the replacement cost of the book

48 hours $0.50 per hour up to the replacement cost of the book


Last Updated: 8/15/2018 8:00 AM