Textbook & Equipment Lending Library

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    The Ventura College Foundation expanded support to students of Ventura College to include textbooks in 2005.

    On average, the cost of textbooks and supplies costs $1,420, often the largest educational expense encountered by a Ventura College student. This can be difficult for anyone beginning to pursue a post-secondary education and their educational goals- particularly low-income students.

    The following VC Foundation resources allow students to successfully complete their courses without the financial burden of buying textbooks.


    The David P. Bianco Reserve Collection allows students to check out their books for a two-hour period while at Ventura College's Learn Resource Center (LRC) Library. The collection has a copy of almost every textbook in use each semester.


    The Lending Library allows students to check out textbooks for an entire semester at no cost.


    The Class Set Lending Library allows students to access their course textbooks for an entire semester at no cost.



    Quick Stats from the 2022-23 academic year:

    • 2,688 Ventura College Students were served through the Ventura College Foundation's Textbook & Equipment Lending Library Programs of which:
      • 2,053 students used the semester lending library 
      • 442 students utilized a Class Set textbook 
      • 135 students accessed the Reserve Library 
      •  58 Veteran or Active Military students were provided textbooks through the lending library


    Consider making a monthly gift or one-time donation in support of the VC Foundation's Textbook & Equipment Lending Library Program TODAY!


    The Ventura College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charity. EIN: 77-0037747. 

    To make your donation by mail, please make your check* payable to theVentura College Foundation 4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura, CA 93003

    *On the memo line of the check, please write "Lending Library".

    For further information about supporting the VC Foundation's Lending Library Program with a gift of stock or mutual fund shares, a donor-advised fund, a Qualified Charitable Distribution from an IRA, or an estate gift, please contact Anne Paul King, Executive Director at the Ventura College Foundation, at 805.289.6160 or by email at [email protected].

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