Textbook Loan Program (TLP)
The Textbook Loan Program is located in Room 3514 at the Oceanside Campus!
The Textbook Loan Program is a free service to eligible MiraCosta college students. Our goal is to assist as many eligible student as possible. However, be informed that our inventory is limited and we may not have any of the books you request.
Important TLP Application Dates
Fall 2019- If you borrowed books from the Textbook Loan Program this Fall 2019, they are due back the week of final examinations. In order to avoid a hold on your records, all books must be received by Monday, December 16. Please call the Textbook Loan Program at 760.757.2121 Ext. 6421 to inquire about hours of operation.
Spring 2020 - The application will become available on Friday, December 20, through your SURF account. You must be enrolled in Spring 2020 semester classes before you can apply. The Textbook Loan Program will begin to review and process applications for Spring 2020 starting Janauray 2, 2020.
The Textbook Loan Program does not provide textbook access codes.
Application Instructions (download a printable PDF version)
1. Use a desktop computer or laptop (the application is not accessible on mobile devices) and visit www.miracosta.edu.
2. Click on SURF.
3. Click on the "Log In" tile and enter your SURF ID and password.
4. On your Student Center window, click the "Manage Classes" tile.
5. To learn the name, author, and edition of the books you will need, click the “Booklist” link. To access the Textbook Loan Application, click the “Book Loan” link. Both links are found below the listing of any class in which you are enrolled.
6. When you access the Textbook Loan Application, complete the following sections:
- Goal and Income Information
- Book Request Detail
- List required textbook only. You may list up to 6 books, but may only be loaned one or two. The Textbook Loan Program does not have textbooks that are one-time-use or online access codes.
- Electronic Signature (use the format below)
- Last Name, First Name
- You will receive an e-mail confirmation with detailed information.
Application Review Process
We begin to process textbook loan applications two weeks before the start of each term/semester. Once your application is processed, you will receive an e-mail notification with the status of your application.
If we have books available to loan you, you will have 5 business days to pick them up from the time you receive the e-mail notification. Please note that books must be picked up in person regardless of whether you are taking an online class or not. We are not able to mail books to your home address. Books that are not picked up within 5 business days, will be made available to other students.
If you live closer to the San Elijo campus, please let us know and we will make arrangements so that you can pick up approved textbook at the Admissions and Records Office of that campus.
Book Return Instructions
All book returns must be made at the Textbook Loan Program Office during regular hours of operation or at the EOPS office. If you were loaned textbooks in previous semesters and did not return them, you may have a hold on your records.
To avoid a hold on your records, return books as soon as you are done with final examinations.
Any damaged or lost books will be replaced at the expense of the borrower. For more information please call us at 760.757.2121 x6421
Location / Office Hours
The Textbook Loan Program Office is located in Room 3514 at the Oceanside Campus.
Hours of Operation
- Hours of operation vary. Please call 760.757.2121 Ext. 6421 to inquire.