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Online Library Resources: Free Textbook Options

These are the online services available to users off campus.


  • The West Los Angeles College Library is physically closed. 
  • Reference service from a librarian is available online (see the Contact Librarians tab above).
  • Browse through more tabs on this page for access to databases, eBooks, and more. 
  • Library materials that are already checked out are now due Monday, June 8.
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Free Textbook Options

Below is a list of frequently used WLAC course reserves that are currently available for free through Vital Source. Students and faculty can access online versions of the textbooks during this time. The Vital Source login page allows students and staff to check out up to 7 textbooks using a school e-mail address. WLAC Library Techs have included VBIDs in the list below to make your searching easier:


Textbook VBID
America: A Concise History Vol. 1 9781319119867
American Government and Politics Today 9781337670173
Business English (12th ed.) 9781305887107
California Real Estate Practice (9th ed.) ETC Books (publisher) does not offer eBooks
California Real Estate Principles (16th ed.) ETC Books (publisher) does not offer eBooks
Essentials of Physical Anthropology (10th ed.) 9781305886988
Health : the Basics 9780134814506
Human Anatomy and Physiology (10th ed.) 9780134017808
Introductory Chemistry in the Laboratory 9781337655873
Invitation to the Life Span (3rd ed.) 9781319084035
Medical Terminology (8th ed.) 9781496346919
Nutrition 9781285785981
Pre-Calculus (6th ed.) 1111793689
Statistics (this semester, 5th ed.) 9780134462134 or 9780321831071
The Exceptional Child (8th ed.) 9781285972596
Trigonometry (6th ed.) 9781285309873