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ENGL B1A: America Now: Finding Books

How to Curbside Book Pickup

You are able to check books out (and pick them up) Monday-Thursday, 8am-8pm. How?

Once you have the titles of the books you would like to request, call Circulation at (661) 395-4461 OR send your request to a librarian via the library chat (the "Ask Us! tab on the Library home page). Someone from Circulation will call you to arrange a pick-up day and time when your request has been completed. 

At the assigned time, pull up to the curb in front of the Library, call Circulation at (661) 395-4461 to let them know you have arrived. Your books will be delivered right to you! Be sure to have photo ID (and a mask). 

To return books: drive to the Drop Box in the turn-around-loop between the Library and Administration buildings. 

General Collection books may be checked out for 3 weeks, while Reserve books may be checked out for 2 days. 

Language: Do Words Matter?

The links below are subjects in the library catalog that might be helpful for this theme. Click on the links to see a list of books on that subject that you could check out.

Interpersonal conflict
Interpersonal relations
Psycholinguistics
Racism in Language
Sexism in Language
Stereotypes (Social psychology)
Swearing

A College Education: How Valuable is It?

The links below are subjects in the library catalog that might be helpful for this theme. Click on the links to see a list of books on that subject that you could check out.

College graduates
Education -- Economic aspects
Education, higher - United States
Vocational education - United States

Guns: Can the Second Amendment Survive?

The links below are subjects in the library catalog that might be helpful for this theme. Click on the links to see a list of books on that subject that you could check out.

Gun Control
Gun control - United States
United States, Constitution, 2nd Amendment 

Marriage: What it Mean Today?

The links below are subjects in the library catalog that might be helpful for this theme. Click on the links to see a list of books on that subject that you could check out.

Marriage 
Marriage - United States
Marriage Law
Same-sex marriage 
Divorce 
Divorce - United States

Free Speech: Endangered on Campus?

The links below are subjects in the library catalog that might be helpful for this theme. Click on the links to see a list of books on that subject that you could check out.

Censorship 
Freedom of expression
Freedom of speech 
Hate speech

Race: Does it Still Matter?

The links below are subjects in the library catalog that might be helpful for this theme. Click on the links to see a list of books on that subject that you could check out.

Racism -- United States
United States -- Race Relations

Prisons, Police, & Punishment: Is Our Criminal Justice System Broken?

Gender: What Are the Issues Today?

The links below are subjects in the library catalog that might be helpful for this theme. Click on the links to see a list of books on that subject that you could check out.

Gender identity
Sex differences
Transgender People

U.S. History: How Do We Remember Our Past?

The links below are subjects in the library catalog that might be helpful for this theme. Click on the links to see a list of books on that subject that you could check out.

Flags - Confederate States of America 
Indians as mascots

Diversity & Identity: How Well is American Immigration Working?

The links below are subjects in the library catalog that might be helpful for this theme. Click on the links to see a list of books on that subject that you could check out.

Cultural Pluralism
Emigration and immigration -- United States
Emigration and immigration law -- United States

Our Battered Economy; Is the American Dream Over?

The links below are subjects in the library catalog that might be helpful for this theme. Click on the links to see a list of books on that subject that you could check out.

American Dream 
United States -- Economic conditions
United States - Economic conditions - 21st Century

The Climate Crisis: Have We Reached the Point of No Return?

The links below are subjects in the library catalog that might be helpful for this theme. Click on the links to see a list of books on that subject that you could check out.

Climatic changes
Global warming
Greenhouse Effect, Atmospheric