Library Textbook Program

By sfrye
April 11th, 2024 - 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.

Picking Up LTP Textbooks

First, please complete the online Library Textbook Program (LTP) Lending Agreement. Pickups will be located at the loan desk in Fusselman Hall:

  • August 19 - December 13, 2024:
    • Monday - Thursday: 8am to 8pm
    • Friday: 8am to 2pm

​If you need to pick up materials outside of these dates and times or at IVC, please call (415) 485-9656 or email LibraryCirc@marin.edu. Fusselman Hall is located in the center of the Kentfield Campus. We recommend parking in Lot 6, 9, or 3. Click here for a Kentfield Campus Map.

Returning LTP Textbooks

Please return your LTP textbook to one of the library book drops. We have two book drops on the Kentfield Campus: A bright blue book drop in Parking Lot 6 near Health Services (HS). If that book drop appears full, we have another book drop near the entrance to Fusselman Hall (FH). That book drop is silver. There is a book drop outside Building 27 on the Indian Valley Campus. All book drops are open 24/7. Click here for campus maps.

If you have questions about your library account, please email LibraryCirc@marin.edu.

If you are re-taking your LTP course the following semester: Email your name and M00 number to LibraryCirc@marin.edu.

COM Bookstore textbook rentals must be returned to the COM Bookstore, located between Kent Avenue and Parking Lot 1. 

Fall 2024 LTP Classes

The Fall 2024 Library Textbook Program will provide students with nearly 400 textbooks across sixteen sections of seven courses. Participating courses include:

BIOL 120
80405 Erin Jacobs
82744 Kevin Davis


BIOL 224 
80449 Kevin Davis
80452 Erin Jacobs


CHEM 114
80470 Scott Serafin
80471 Laura Cooper

80472 Scott Serafin (hybrid)
81535 Scott Serafin

CHEM 131 
80473 Paul Daubenmire 
80474 Parick Kelly/Marjorie Went
80475 Jan Arrick


CHEM 132
80476 Laura Cooper/Poupak Khazaeli Parsa


MATH 115
8326772 Laurie Ordin*

*Students enrolled in this section are also eligible to borrow a copy of Intermediate Algebra, 7th Edition. 

MATH 121
83272 Laurie Ordin*
83412 Maria Coulson

*Students enrolled in this section are also eligible to borrow a copy of Intermediate Algebra, 7th Edition. 

PSY 205
81919 Marco Gonzalez
82350 Marco Gonzalez

SOC 205
81921 Marco Gonzalez
82354 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