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Open Education Resources: Textbooks you can check out from the library

Where to find textbooks for free

Check out your textbooks from the library: Books used in Cañada College classes that are in the Peninsula Library System catalog

Check the Peninsula Library System catalog to see if a book required for your class is available to check out.  The books listed below are just a few of those used in Cañada College classes.

  1. Click on the link for the book to find an available copy.
  2. Log in to your library account and place a hold on it.
  3. Choose the library where you want to pick it up. You should have it in two or three days.

Titles with call numbers in the lists below can be found in the Cañada College circulating collection.  Many of these books are available in the Cañada College Course Reserves for two-hour, one-day or three-day checkouts. Ask at the Cañada College Library if you qualify for the Textbooks, Laptops and Calculators program to see if you can check out textbooks for longer periods. Textbook comparison websites like AddALL or Textsurf may help you find the lowest cost copy.

College for Working Adults textbooks

English

A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn

This widely used textbook is available in several editions and in print, electronic and audiobook formats.