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Borrowing Books & Calculators

The library's reserve collection allows short-term checkouts for the following items:

  • Textbooks
  • Chromebooks & laptops (note: semester-long chromebook loans are through Academic Services)
  • Calculators
  • Bones and minerals kits (library use only)

You may borrow reserve items in two ways:


Ask for your books at the front desk, M-Th  9 am - 5 pm

(It's helpful if you bring your class schedule or know the following info: Course name and number, Full book title, Edition number)

Textbooks check out for 2 hour loan periods. 

Calculators check out for 7 day loan periods.

Chromebooks check out for 7 day loan periods.

Coming soon: request books online and pick up your textbooks at our secure lockers.
NOTE: all reserve checkouts require you to have a Solano College (or Napa Valley College) library card.  If you don't have one yet, please fill out this form: 


See the Reserves Borrowing Rules section of this page for information on borrowing limits, fines, and more.

Reserves Borrowing Rules

  • Not all textbooks are available in the reserve collection.
  • Checkout periods for each item vary (some books are 2 hours, library use only and some are semester long checkouts).    
  • Abuse of reserve collection check out periods may result in (up to a) non-refundable $300 fine and suspension of borrowing privileges. 
  • Back-to-back checkout periods are not permitted for high use / single copy items.
  • Textbooks and Calculators can be loaned out for a 7-day period, but may be renewed based on availability.
  • Renewals cannot be guaranteed.
  • If you have overdue library items from the Spring or Summer semesters, please return them to the library dropdox on the Fairfield campus. Items will be checked back in regularly; you will not incur late fines.  Thank you!
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