Textbook Lending Library

The David P. Bianco Textbook Lending Library is a program where students can check out up to three textbooks to use for an entire semester, at no cost to them. As resources are limited, these textbooks are checked out on a first-come, first-served basis.

Before the start of the semester, we host priority days where students can be the first to browse through the collection and check out the books. Even after the priority days, textbooks remain. Stop by at any time during the semester to see what is available for you.

Fall 2020 Priority Days

UPDATE: Priority day on FRIDAY, AUGUST 14th at VC East Campus has been CANCELLED due to scheduling conflicts. Students who signed up for this day will have their textbook(s) mailed to them.

Priority day on THURSDAY, AUGUST 13th at VC Main Campus will take place as planned.


  • Online application will be open July 1st - July 31st through VC Student Portal.
  • Up to 200 students will be served on the 13th and up to 50 students on the 14th. Wait list will be available for students to apply to once these maximums are achieved.
  • COVID protocols will be in place including contactless pick up of materials, required face masks/face coverings, and attendees social distancing.

More detailed information is below.


Contact the VC Foundation with questions regarding the application process or signing up for your time slot at or 805-289-6461.

Contact the VC Library with questions about textbook availability, locating/printing your booklist, and all other related questions at, 805-289-6482, or by clicking here to go to their website.

Donate to the Textbook Lending Library Program!

Students may donate their used textbooks during Book Buy Back by dropping their used textbooks in the Library's Textbook Donation bin; by dropping them off at the library's circulation desk; or by placing them in the book drop box.

Monetary donations may also be made through the Ventura College Foundation. The library and the Foundation are always looking for partners to provide continued support for this program. The library would welcome a donation of any amount. Learn more.

Textbook lending is generously supported by:

  • Ventura College Foundation
  • Associated Students of Ventura College
  • Book Donations from Students and Faculty

Contact Us:
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