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Library Support for Online Teaching: Textbook Availability & Options

Textbook Availability

Spring 2021 Textbook Distribution Update, 3/10/21

The Foothill Library has moved its entire textbook collection to Sunnyvale Center! Students can check out items at the following times:

  • WEEK 1 M-W 10am-2pm
  • WEEK 1 T-F 2pm-6pm
  • WEEK 2 M-W 10am-2pm
  • WEEK 6 M-W 10am-2pm

All items can be checked out for the full quarter. In addition to textbooks, we will also have loaner calculators and Chromebooks as availability allows.  

Students can also return items at Sunnyvale Center in the metal bookdrop located outside by classroom 101. 

When coming to Sunnyvale Center, students should wear a face covering and practice social distancing. 

Additionally, please contact us if you have any items that aren't traditionally distributed by the library, but you need to have in the hands of your students to maximize their learning opportunities. Please fill out this form to tell us a bit about what you need, and we will be in touch shortly to work out the details. 

We encourage faculty to consider options other than print textbooks/materials. The library is committed to helping you identify potential options. Please see other information in this guide about our licensed electronic books, open educational resources, and public domain books.

Thank you, and please check back for updates.

Request form available at https://fhda.libwizard.com/f/falldistribution.

OER Resource Collections in Canvas Commons

A search of "CVC" in the Canvas Commons will show you the CVC-OEIs OpenStax resources. Additionally, a search for "ASCCC" will show you resources that the ASCCC OERI Initiative is adding to the Commons. You can import a Commons resource directly into a Canvas course shell - where its contents will be added to whatever is already in the course. The only elements that the new content will override will be the image in the Canvas dashboard and the licensing indicated on the Frontpage.