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COVID-19: Novel Coronavirus: Free textbook access

This is your guide to academic resources that are free due to the virus. It also contains links to sources of up-to-date Cuesta, regional, national and global information about the pandemic.

Free textbooks and course materials

Reserve Textbooks and Course Materialsundefined

Current students may email textbook requests to If available, their requested item(s) will be ready for pick up within one to two business days at the campus of their choice during the hours of M-F 8 am to 5 pm.

SLO Campus library 3400 (2nd floor)

NC Campus Center N1100 (2nd floor)

Free digital textbook access through VitalSource and RedShelf is no longer available. For assistance with finding free access to your textbooks, please contact your instructor, visit Ask a Librarian, email library staff at, or submit the form below. 

Need assistance locating a textbook?

Cuesta Library Scanned Textbooks

Fill out the Library Materials Request Form and a Cuesta library employee will help you locate digital reserve textbooks or other library materials.


Ask a Librarian!


Library Information

Spring 2024 (Jan 16 - May 17)


Monday: 8 am - 8 pm
Tuesday: 8 am - 8 pm
Wednesday: 8 am - 8 pm
Thursday: 8 am - 8 pm
Friday:  8 am - 5 pm


Circulation Desk: (805) 546-3155
Reference Desk: (805) 546-3157



Monday: 9 am - 7 pm
Tuesday: 9 am - 7 pm
Wednesday: 9 am - 7 pm
Thursday: 9 am - 7 pm
Friday:  9 am - 5 pm


Circulation Desk: (805) 591-6211
Reference Desk: (805) 592-9410

For tech support requests, email or call 805-546-3140

To check out textbooks, Chromebooks and WiFi hotspots, email