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Affordable & Free Textbooks, Open Education Resources: Textbooks you can check out from the library

Where to find open, free & affordable textbooks

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

Check the the Cañada Library catalog to see if a book required for your class is available.  The books listed below are 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. Textbook comparison websites like AddALL or Textsurf may help you find the lowest cost copy.

Basic Skills textbooks

College for Working Adults textbooks


A People's History of the United States

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