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Opposing Viewpoints

Opposing Viewpoints is a great place to get background information on social issues.  This library database includes:

  • Overviews
  • Academic, magazine, & news articles
  • Opposing Viewpoints:  pro & con opinion articles
  • Reference & biographies

Watch the short (1:45) video below for an overview of how to access and use Opposing Viewpoints.

Need a Textbook? For Free?

Did you know that the Cabrillo Library provides FREE textbook checkouts for many classes? You can check out textbooks online or on campus.

Start at the Library homepage and click Need a Textbook?

Screenshot of library homepage. Need a Textbook link is under the Library Services menu.

Online Textbook Checkouts

PDF and eBook textbooks can be borrowed FREE online for either 2-hours at a time, or with no time limit at all!

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On Campus Textbook Checkouts

Print textbooks can be borrowed at the Library for 2-days at a time, or at the Watsonville ILC for 4-hours at a time. Search what is available and check library hours before coming in.

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Contact the Library if you have any questions about this service!

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Find Books at Cabrillo

Watch the short (3:35) video below for an overview of how to access & use eBooks.

Book Checkout Aptos (worksheet)

Book Checkout Watsonville (worksheet)


List of search results for book in libraries in 95003 area, including Santa Cruz Public Library, UCSC Library, and Monterey County Free LibrariesFind Books in Local Libraries

person listening to an audiobook in bed smilingSanta Cruz Public Library and Watsonville Public Library have audio books available to checkout and download.

Librarians are available to help you access audiobooks in person and online.  They can help you download audio books onto your phone or computer.

Santa Cruz Public Library

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Watsonville Public Library

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Find Films at Cabrillo

Access from anywhere with your Canvas ID and password!