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The Books H.E.L.P. Program

Due to the overwhelming response, the Books H.E.L.P Application is now closed. EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS HAVE BEEN SENT OUT FOR APPLICATIONS RECEIVED THROUGH, AUGUST 15, 2016. 

If you applied after August 15 and did not receive an email notification, your name is on the waitlist. However, Books H.E.L.P. may be unable to accept you into the program due to the overwhelming response. 

2016 Fall Books H.E.L.P. Applicants through August 15:

If you received an award email, please follow the instructions on your email. Email includes location and distribution.

If you were approved and you have signed your book contract and you need to return to pick up your books listed on your contract, an email with instructions will be sent to your AVC email no later than Thursday, August 25.

The Books H.E.L.P. Amendment/Change Form is now closed.



Monday, August 22, 2016 between 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 between 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 between 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Please bring your AVC student ID, your books will NOT be released to any other individual and

will not be released to you without your student ID.



You will be given a hard copy of the Books H.E.L.P. Program Terms and Conditions and book contract listing the books you were approved for.

Remember this is book loan program and you must return your books at the end of the semester.


What is the Books H.E.L.P. (Help Enhance Learning Possibilities) Program?

Books H.E.L.P. is a program funded by the AVC Foundation, STEM Grant, Student Equity Grant, and donors to help eligible Antelope Valley College students borrow course textbooks until the agreed return date, free of charge.

Who is Eligible?

To be eligible for the Books H.E.L.P. Program, students must be:

  1. Currently be enrolled as an AVC Student.
  2. Currently registered in the class for which the book is required. 
  3. Have a 50% or higher completion rate.
  4. Be in good academic standing with a 2.00 GPA or higher.
  5. Have a current Education Plan and on track for degree/certificate completion.
  6. FAFSA/DREAM Act application completed at the AVC Financial Aid office for the academic year that books are requested. **If you DID NOT complete a FAFSA, please email a copy of your completed Financial Aid Verification form to
  7. Submit a complete online Books H.E.L.P. application by the deadline.
  8. No prior penalties within the Books H.E.L.P. program.
Students are served on a first come first served basis according to each individual's needs and Books H.E.L.P. ranking criteria. Students must apply each semester. 
NOTE: Books H.E.L.P. Committee has the right to deny the application at any time. 


Prior to beginning the application you should have available to you:

                *Student ID Number

                *AVC Email Address

                *Your Class Schedule (CRN, Course Name, & Instructor)

                *Required Textbooks

                *Class Section (To look up required text) Click Here

                *Be Logged into your AVC Email   (You will not be able to access the application if not logged into your AVC Email)


If your application is approved for the Books H.E.L.P. Program you will have the option to receive an ASO Sticker or ASO Sticker and Discounted Parking Pass Combo. 
PLEASE NOTE: The discounted Parking Pass will cost $12 at the Cashier's Office and will be available after your application has been approved. 
ASO Benefits:
*30 Free Pages for Print
*On and Off Campus Discounts
*And More!
For ASO Sticker Benefits please visit: Click Here

Students wishing to apply must submit a complete online book request application.

Click Here

Priority Application Deadline: August 8, 2016

Final Deadline: September 6, 2016



Which Books Are Offered?

Books that are loaned to students are for Antelope Valley College classes only. 

How Many Books May a Student Obtain?

There is currently no limit to the number of books a student may borrow per semester.  There are a limited number of books available for each course and a limited amount of funding available each academic year. Students are served on a first come, first served basis according to each individual's needs and Books H.E.L.P. ranking criteria.

Decision On Selected Students and Notification

Students are approved for the Books H.E.L.P. Program based on a combination of factors that include but are not limited to:

  1. Eligibility
  2. Need
  3. Date complete application was submitted
  4. Past borrowing history

Students who are eligible to borrow books will be notified via AVC e-mail.  Once notified, students must pick-up books immediately or the book(s) are subject to being disbursed to another student.

The textbook must be returned to the check-in office on or before the borrower’s agreement date. If a student is tardy in returning their textbook, they may be ineligible to participate in the program. Failure to return the book(s) will result in the HOLD remaining on the student’s account (restriction from registration, financial aid, etc.). If a borrowed book is lost, stolen or damaged, the borrowing student accepts full responsibility for the replacement costs of the book, which must be repaid to the Books H.E.L.P. Program prior to the hold being removed from the student account.



  1. ALL textbooks MUST be returned by the scheduled appointment time or there will be a $25 fine per textbook. 
  2. Textbooks are to be returned in the designated drop-off location. Fines for late books should be paid at the same location. 
  3. If textbooks are not returned within one week of your scheduled appointment you will be charged the full cost of replacing each late book. A hold will be placed on your college record and you will not be able to register for any future terms nor be issued any additional textbooks until this is cleared. 


  1. If you withdraw or are dropped from a class you are responsible to notify the Books H.E.L.P. Committee and return the unused access code.
  2. If you withdraw or are dropped from a class and have activated the access code you are responsible to notify the Books H.E.L.P. Committee and pay $50 per activated access code.
  3. If you DO NOT notify the Books H.E.L.P. Committee that you withdrew or were dropped from a class you will be responsible to pay $75 for each access code used or unused.  A hold will be placed on your college record and you will not be able to register for any future terms nor be issued any additional textbooks until this is cleared. 


After the end of each semester a mandatory survey will be distributed to participating students, please complete the electronic survey in a timely manner.

Contact Information

For more information or questions about the Books H.E.L.P. Program please contact us at




Funded by a generous grant from the Antelope Valley College Foundation, STEM Grant, and Student Equity Grant, and other Donors. 

Last updated: August 24, 2016