Library Textbook Program

By sfrye
May 10th, 2021 - 5:18pm

ARE THE RISING COSTS OF TEXTBOOKS GETTING YOU DOWN?

The librarians at COM have a solution to help with some of the more expensive textbooks. By partnering with faculty, staff, administrators, and your ASCOM representatives, the Library is now able to offer a lending copy of the proper textbook at no cost to students who enroll in the courses listed below. 

Here's How it Works

Simply enroll in one of the courses below and you will be eligible to pick up a copy of the textbook at the beginning of the semester. If you drop the course before the end of the semester, please return the textbook as soon as possible. If you finish the course, you can return the book on or before the last day of the semester. Check this page for dates and locations for picking up and returning textbooks. Terms and conditions apply. If you have any questions or concerns, you may reach our friendly librarians by email at askalibrarian@marin.edu or by telephone at (415) 845-0536.

Returning Spring 2021 LTP Textbooks

It is important that you return your LTP textbook as soon as you drop or complete the course so the library has copies for students taking the course the following semester. Note that all Spring 2021 LTP textbooks are due Friday, May 28, 2021. Please return LTP textbooks to the book drop in Parking Lot 6 on the Kentfield Campus. The book drop is located near Health Services and it’s bright blue. Here is a short video showing the location. If that book drop appears full, we have another book drop near the entrance to Fusselman Hall. That book drop is silver. Both book drops are open 24/7. You can also return your LTP textbook by placing it on the table just outside the entrance to Fusselman Hall on the Kentfield Campus at the times listed below. 

  • Through Thursday, May 20: Mon-Thurs, 10am-3pm
  • Monday, May 24 - Friday, 28: 9am to 2pm
  • Saturday, May 29: 12pm to 5pm
  • Tuesday, June 1 – Wednesday, June 2: 9am to 2pm
  • If you need assistance, please call (415) 485-9656 or email LibraryCirc@marin.edu.

Picking Up Fall 2021 LTP Textbooks

Please check this page in early August for dates and instructions for picking up your Fall 2021 LTP Textbook. We will distribute Fall 2021 LTP textbooks from the main entrance to Fusselman Hall on the Kentfield Campus. We recommend parking in Lot 6, 9, or 3. If you cannot come to campus on the schedueled dates, you may call or email the Library at LibraryCirc@marin.edu or (415) 485-9656 to arrange to have a parent, sibling, spouse, or friend pick up your LTP textbook for you.

Fall 2021 LTP Classes

The Fall 2021 Library Textbook Program will provide students with nearly 843 textbooks across 21 sections of 13 courses. Participating courses include:

BIOL 100
80029 Fernando Agudelo-Silva
80891 Fernando Agudelo-Silva

BIOL 120
80405 Tina Christensen

BIOL 224 
80449 David Egert
80452 Tina Christensen


CHEM 114
80470 Scott Serafin
80471 Jan Arrick
80472 Scott Serafin
81535 Scott Serafin

CHEM 131 
80473 Erik Dunmire
80474 Kofi Opong-Mensah
80475 Erik Dunmire


CHEM 132
80476
 Paul Daubenmire

MATH 103 A+B
TBD
 Laurie Ordin

MATH 109
TBD Irinia Roderick

MATH 115
TBD Maria Coulson
TBD Victor Contini

MATH 121
TBD Andrea Wang

MATH 121 C
TBD Laurie Ordin*
*LTP will provide Intermediate Algebra Textbook; calculus text will need to be purchased or rented separately.

PSY 114
82347 Bob McCoy

PSY 205
81919 Marco Gonzalez

SOC 205
81919 Marco Gonzalez

For class times and locations, please refer to the individual class listings in the COM Class Schedule at http://www1.marin.edu/schedule

The Library Textbook Program works in association with the Zero Textbook Cost Program