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Textbook Reserve

Some textbooks are available for use at the Coastline Student Success Centers.

View the Textbook List External Link

Call the centers to verify textbook availability and Student Success Center hours.

Public eBook Collections

Google Books is a search engine that allows you to browse for books online for electronic viewing, purchase, or to find in a nearby library.

Open Educational Resources (OER) Adoption Process A slideshow tutorial explaining the OER adoption process.

Open Educational Resources (OER) Textbooks A list of openly licensed textbooks.

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Instructional Videos & Tutorials

Coastline Library Introduction

Ask a Librarian at Coastline College

Does the Library have my textbook?

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Using Subscription Databases


Credo Reference

eBooks in EBSCOhost


Encyclopedia Britannica


SIRS Knowledge Source

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Coastline have a physical Library?
Coastline’s Library is 100% online so we don’t have a physical Library. If you are looking for a place to study, you can do that in one of the Student Success Centers. Need to use a textbook? See if one of the Student Success Centers has it by looking at this Textbook Reserve List. Need some Research or Library help? Ask a Librarian ( or 714.696.1573). The Librarian does have a physical office (College Center 206) or we can meet you at any of the college campuses.
Does the Library have my textbook?
The Library doesn’t have any physical books because it is 100% online, but the Student Success Center does have some textbook students can use. Watch the video below to see about textbooks at the Student Success Centers and look at this Textbook Reserve list to see if your textbook is one of the ones they have. VIDEO: Does the Library have my textbook? (1:34)
Library hours?
The Coastline Library is always open because it is 100% online! If you are trying to contact a Librarian you can view the Ask a Librarian information below. The Library is using a Google Voice number so you can text or call with your quick question (714.696.1573). You can schedule a research session at one of the college centers. View the Tutor Schedule on the Student Success Center webpage to see the hours of the Student Success Centers if you need to use a textbook or a place to study.
I need research help!
No problem. The Library can help you with that. You can Ask a Librarian for help or help yourself through the CoastlineLIBRARY YouTube channel, the Library Workshops in Canvas (coming soon), or study guides. A Librarian is a “trained research professional” and can help you with quick questions or in depth research needs. We became Librarians because we like people. How can we help you?
How can I get copies of magazine articles for a report I'm writing?
Coastline has subscriptions to a lot of Academic Databases that have just what you need. Access the Academic Databases by clicking Academic Databases and eBooks above. Watch “Which database should I choose?” on the Library YouTube channel to find the best database for your research need. We also recommend taking the Finding Articles Library Workshop in Canvas to show you how to do some advanced searching in the Library Databases. This Video shows you how to enroll in the workshop. It is FREE to Coastline students.
Is your question not here? Ask a Librarian.
Ask your question by contacting Librarian Elizabeth Horan at 714.696.1573 (phone / text) or email

Ask a Librarian

Librarian: Elizabeth Horan
Phone / Text: 714.696.1573

Office Location:
Coastline Community College Center
11460 Warner Avenue
Fountain Valley, CA 92708-2529

The mission of the Coastline Community College Online Library is to directly contribute to academic achievement, student success, and lifelong learning; to provide a variety of learning-centered resources and innovative services that meet the needs of its diverse community; to support the achievement of student learning outcomes at the course, program, and institutional levels; and to enhance teaching excellence.

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