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Remote Library Resources & Services: Print book & Ebooks

List of library resources that can be accessed from off campus.

Print Books

You can still check out print books from the library. Either send us an email at or fill out a LibAnswers question form on the homepage with the following information:

  • Book Title
  • Book Call Number
  • Student ID Number
  • Cell Phone Number and email address (the one you check most often)

If you can send us the link to the catalog record, that'd be helpful. Library staff will check out the book to your account and contact you to set up a pick-up time in front of the library. Library staff will then meet you on the porch on the designated day/time to hand over the book. 

Books with a location of Reserves or Reference cannot be checked out. 

All books can be returned to one of two library drop boxes - one is located on the library porch and the other is located in the Smith Parking Lot (it's a blue box). You can also mail books to the following address:

Vanguard University Library
55 Fair Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA, 92626

If you cannot return the book, just let us know. We will work with you!

Vanguard Library Ebook Collections

You can search for ebooks in VANCAT. Remember to narrow down your search to ebooks under the format filter. The library has several ebook collections. Sometimes it is better to directly search the ebook database because not all books may filter in to VANCAT. The library subscribes to the following:

Additional Ebook Collections

Handy Links


  • Call 714-966-6382
  • Stop by  a Librarian's Office
  • Submit an Ask-A-Librarian Question Form for an email reply HERE
  • Instant message             with LibChat (below)