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Get free Home Delivery

Follow 3 simple steps to get the library materials you need delivered to your home via US Postal Service.



Search the OneSearch for Books, DVDs, and PlayAways

Note: Textbooks on Reserve cannot be requested via home delivery at this time.
Please visit our Textbooks page for more information.

   Using OneSearch


Request Items using Home Delivery

  • Books (6 week checkouts)
  • DVDs (4 week checkouts)
  • PlayAways (6 week checkouts)

During this time, students will be allowed to borrow up to 5 items at a time.

   Requesting an Item


Check your mail for US Postal delivery

You will get a confirmation email, and your items will be delivered to your home via US Postal Service.

To return your items, drop them off at the main Oceanside Campus Library drop boxes. There is a drive up drop box in the main parking lot (1B) across from the police station and another drop box directly in front of the Library and Information Hub building.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

If a book or periodical article you need is not in the MiraCosta College Library collection, we will be happy to attempt to obtain it for you from another library. There is currently no charge for this service; for this reason, we do reserve the right to limit the number of items we can request for you at one time. 

Interlibrary Loan services are a cooperative arrangement through which libraries throughout the world may request materials from one another. Many libraries, including MiraCosta, use the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) to facilitate the Interlibrary Loan service. OCLC presently provides online access to nearly 20 million titles.

Please complete and submit the appropriate form for a book request or an article request. We will contact you if we have any questions. Otherwise you will be contacted when the item will be available.

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