Library Textbook Program

By sfrye
September 23rd, 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 the library by email at LibraryCirc@marin.edu or by telephone at (415) 485-9656.

Returning Fall 2021 LTP Textbooks

All Fall 2021 LTP textbooks are due on Friday, December 17, 2021. 

  • Library Book Drops:
    You can return your LTP textbook to one of our 24/7 book drops on the Kentfield Campus. We have a bright blue book drop in Parking Lot 6 near Health Services. Here is a short video showing the location. If that book drop appears full, we have a silver book drop near the entrance to Fusselman Hall. Click here for a Kentfield Campus Map.
  • Fusselman Hall:
    You can also return your LTP textbook by placing it on the table just outside the entrance to Fusselman Hall at the times listed below. We recommend parking in Parking Lot 6. Click here for a Kentfield Campus Map.
    • December 3 - Decembere 21, 2021:
      • Monday – Thursday, 9am to 5pm
      • Friday, 10am to 4pm
  • If you are re-taking your LTP course in the spring:
    Please email your name and M00 number to LibraryCirc@marin.edu.

Note that COM Bookstore textbook rentals must be returned to the COM Bookstore, located between Kent Avenue and Parking Lot 1. Click here for a Kentfield Campus Map.

Picking Up Spring 2022 LTP Textbooks

Please complete the Library Textbook Program (LTP) Lending Agreement. Pickups will be located at the main entrance to Fusselman Hall at the times listed below. We recommend parking in Parking Lot 6, 9, or 3. Click here for a Kentfield Campus Map

  • January 15, 2022: 9am to 1pm (Saturday)
  • January 20 - January 21, 2022: 9am to 5pm 
  • January 24 – May 27, 2022:
    • Monday – Thursday, 8am to 8pm
    • Friday, 9am to 2pm
  • ​If you need to pick up materials outside of these dates and times, please call (415) 485-9656 or email LibraryCirc@marin.edu.

Spring 2022 LTP Classes

The Spring 2022 Library Textbook Program will provide students with nearly 843 textbooks across 21 sections of 13 courses. Participating courses include:

BIOL 100
10475 Fernando Agudelo-Silva
10476 Fernando Agudelo-Silva

BIOL 120
10544 Tina Christensen
10543 Erin Jacobs

BIOL 224 
10548 David Egert
10552 Sung-Ji Schmidt
12527 Tina Christensen


CHEM 114
10370 Scott Serafin
10368 Jan Arrick
11433 Scott Serafin
10371 Rebecca Lipson

CHEM 131 
10450 Erik Dunmire
10451 Kofi Opong-Mensah

CHEM 132
10452 Paul Daubenmire
10453 Paul Daubenmire


MATH 103
TBD

MATH 103 C

TBD

MATH 109
TBD

MATH 115
TBD

MATH 121
TBD 

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

PSY 114
TBD

PSY 205
12106 Marco Gonzalez

SOC 205
12107 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