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Anthropology M02: Cultural Anthropology - Barbier: Find Books

A library research guide for students of Cultural Anthropology M02

Request to Pickup

The Moorpark College Library offers a Request Pickup service for library materials. You may place requests through our library catalog to be picked up at the library during the semester. Semester loans for laptops and Textbook Lending books are due by the last day of the semester regardless of when the item is checked out during the semester.

Borrowing items for a new semester

You can place a hold request for materials up to one week before the first day of the new semester; they will be available to pick up starting the first day of the semester. Items on hold will be held for one week.

We offer pick up times during library hours. Our current hours can be found on the library homepage.

Please wait until you receive an email notice from the library ( that says your item is ready for pickup otherwise it may not be ready for you when you arrive.

Questions? Please call us at 805-378-1450 or email to

How to Place a Hold - Request an item to pick up at the Library

Learn more about hold pickups here

Returning Books to the Library Book Drop

The book drops are for materials that you have checked out from the Moorpark College Library.
Please do not return any bookstore materials here. Do not return any equipment to the book drops.

There is one book drop in Parking Lot M which is located near the Performing Arts building in the lot below where the bus stop is. To get here, follow Collins Road along the left side of campus and turn right at University Drive.

Moorpark College campus map indicating Parking Lot M near the left side of the map

The book drop is on a concrete divider in Parking Lot M.

Library book drop in Parking Lot M

The other book drop is attached to the library building. When you are facing the front of the library, the book drop will be on the far left side of the building.

          Front of the Moorpark College Library with an arrow pointing to the left side of the building.

Arrow pointing to the left side of the front of the Moorpark College Library, text reads: Walk around this corner.

Stay on the path/ramp that is attached to the library building, do not walk down the sidewalk.

Ramp on the left side of the Moorpark College Library building with arrow pointing towards it, text reads "stay to the right"

Left side of the Moorpark College Library with arrow pointing to the building wall, text reads "book drop"

The book drop will be attached to the wall of the library building.  You can pull down the door handle and drop the book in the slot.

Moorpark College Library building book drop slot



Placing Holds in the Catalog

Step 1: Go to and enter the title or keywords for the item you want in the search bar.

Tips for your search: If you are looking for materials in the Textbook Lending or Equipment Lending collections that you can borrow for the semester, you can use some specific keywords in your search to narrow the results.

  • add "textbook lending" to a keyword search for your textbooks
    • you can also combine "textbook lending" with your course subject as listed in the Class Schedule (e.g. "textbook lending math" or "textbook lending chemistry")
  • search "equipment lending" to see a list of all the equipment we have available
  • search "ti-34" or "ti-84" to see our scientific or graphing calculators and place a hold

Library catalog search widget with "Dune" typed into the search form

Step 2: Select the appropriate print title that fits your search. *Please note that course reserves are not available for hold pickup.


Library catalog search results for "Dune" with an arrow indicating the item we want.

Step 3: The item's full information will open when selected. You will need to sign in using the sign in button under the "Get It" section.


Full information for "Dune" with an arrow directing attention to the sign in notification for viewing request options.

Step 4: Sign in using your MyVCCCD credentials. If you get an error, please contact the library at 805-378-1450.


Pop-up window to login using "MyVCCCD" or "Guest" with an arrow pointing at "MyVCCCD"

Step 5: When you are signed in to MyVCCCD you will see a "Request" button appear in the "Get It" section of the item information. *Please note that course reserves are not available for hold pickup. If the item location information says "Reserves," the "Request" button will not display.


Full information for "Dune" with the request button now available.

Step 6: The request window will open and allow you to add optional comments before sending your request.


The request window with options to comment and to send request

Step 7: You've done it! After your request has been placed you will receive a notification email when the item is ready for pickup as well as instructions on how and when to do so.

Confirmation notification, text reads "Your request was successfully placed"