Certain textbooks may be checked out from our Course Reserves. Most of these books are available for a 3 hour checkout, and must remain in the library while you are using them. Certain reserve books check out for up to 1 day.
All students must present a DVC Connect Card (student ID) to check out reserves and other books.
At the Circulation and Reserve Desk, tell the staff member that you need to borrow a book on reserve. Then tell them either: the title of the book, the course it is for, or the name of your instructor.
Watch the video below to learn how to search for reserve materials.
Have a question?
Visit or call the Reference Desk (925 - 969 – 2595) to speak with a DVC librarian during library business hours.
You can also contact a librarian via chat, text and email.
During non-business hours, you can chat with a librarian via QuestionPoint (green widget on right hand side), a service, a service available 24/7.