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How do Reserves work?

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

  • textbooks
  • Chromebooks & laptops (note: semester-long chromebook loans are through Academic Services)
  • calculators
  • bones and minerals kits

You may borrow reserve items in two ways:


Ask for your books at the front desk, M-Th 8:30 am-6:45pm

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

The Library is now offering WEEKEND textbook checkouts through our locker delivery system. If you have ever wished to take home one of our reserve textbooks to study over the weekend, now is your chance! 

Here's how it works:
•    Submit your request for the textbook you would like to check out for the weekend by Wednesday at 12pm.*
•    The library will process those requests throughout the day on the following Thursday and you will receive a notification confirming your delivery OR if the textbook is not in stock.
•    The textbooks must be returned by the end of the day on Sunday to our drop boxes located outside of the Library entrance. The library is closed on Sunday, so the dropbox is the only way to return your book to avoid any late fees or penalties. 

*A library card is required before submitting your request. 

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.

2-hour checkout textbooks

Semester Long checkout textbooks

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!

Weekend Textbook / Reserves Request Form

To request weekend checkout of a book, complete the form for your desired pickup location below: