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Course Textbooks

Detailed information on the services the Library provides.

Reserves Policy - For Students

The Cal Maritime Library makes course textbooks and other course materials available to support student learning and equitable access to education. 

  • Some textbooks are available on the main shelves for semester loan.
  • Many more are available in the Course Reserves section of the library.
  • Electronic course materials should be available through Brightspace; ask your professor if you have questions.

The loan period for books on Reserve is usually 2 hours, with 1 renewal permitted, subject to staff approval. The loan period for DVDs on Reserve is 4 hours. Due to high demand, all Reserve material must be used within the Library.

If you have questions about Course Reserves, visit your friendly librarians at the information desk in the library, call 707-654-1090, or email the library.

Borrow Textbooks

Find your textbooks by course or instructor

Use our special textbook search to find materials in our Course Reserves section (2-hour loan).

Find your textbooks by author and/or title

Use our general library search engine, OneSearch You may find a copy for semester loan, or an ebook, in addition to any copies we have on reserve.

Buy Textbooks

Campus Bookstore

If you want to buy your textbooks instead of borrowing them from the library for free, you need Keelhauler Shops, the Cal Maritime campus bookstore.

California State University Maritime Academy

Cal Maritime Library
200 Maritime Academy Drive
Vallejo, CA 94590 
707-654-1090

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