Checking Out Library Items

Eligible Library Users

To check out an item, you will need to present your COCC/OSU-C student/staff ID or community patron library card at the Barber Library Circulation Desk. Students, faculty, and staff in Redmond, Madras, and Prineville may have requested library items delivered to the campus of their choice for more convenient access. If picking an item up at Redmond, Madras, or Prineville, you will need to have either your student ID or another valid picture ID (e.g., driver's license).

Your Library Account

When you log in to your library account, you can

  • view due dates for checked out items
  • renew items
  • see what you have requested and the request status.

Checking Out Items - How Many & How Long?

Click on the link that best describes your affiliation with the Barber Library to learn how many items you can check out and how long you can keep them.

COCC Student

Check out limit: 250 items
COCC Books: 30 days, 3 renewals
COCC Audiovisual (AV) Items (DVD, VHS, etc.): 6 days, 1 renewal
OSU Books: 30 days, 3 renewals
OSU AV Items: 3 days, 1 renewal
Summit Books: 42 days, no renewal
Summit AV Items or Bound Journals: 6 days, no renwal
ILL Item: Lending library sets loan period & renewals

COCC Faculty/Staff

Check out limit: 500 items
COCC Books: 180 days, 2 renewals
COCC Audiovisual (AV) Items (DVD, VHS, etc.): 6 days, 1 renewal; longer use can be arranged
OSU Books: 180 days, 2 renewals
OSU AV Items: 3 days, 1 renewal
Summit Books: 42 days, no renewal
Summit AV Items or Bound Journals: 6 days, no renewal
ILL Item: Lending library sets loan period & renewals

OSU-C Undergraduate Student

Check out limit: 250 items
COCC Books: 30 days, 3 renewals
COCC Audiovisual (AV) Items (DVD, VHS, etc.): 3 days, 1 renewal
OSU Books: 30 days, 3 renewals
OSU AV Items: 7 days, 1 renewal
Summit Books: 42 days, no renewal
Summit AV Items or Bound Journals: 6 days, no renwal
ILL Item: Lending library sets loan period & renewals

OSU-C Graduate Student

Check out limit: 500 items
COCC Books: 180 days, 2 renewals
COCC Audiovisual (AV) Items (DVD, VHS, etc.): 3 days, 1 renewal
OSU Books: 180 days, 2 renewals
OSU AV Items: 7 days, 1 renewal
Summit Books: 42 days, no renewal
Summit AV Items or Bound Journals: 6 days, no renewal
ILL Item: Lending library sets loan period & renewals

OSU-C Faculty/Staff

Check out limit: 500 items
COCC Books: 180 days, 2 renewals
COCC Audiovisual (AV) Items (DVD, VHS, etc.): 3 days, 1 renewal; longer use can be arranged
OSU Books: 180 days, 2 renewals
OSU AV Items: 7 days, 1 renewal
Summit Books: 42 days, no renewal
Summit AV Items or Bound Journals: 6 days, no renewal
ILL Item: Lending library sets loan period & renewals

Community Member, Non-student, faculty, or staff

Check out limit: 10 items
COCC Books: 30 days, 2 renewals
COCC Audiovisual (AV) Items (DVD, VHS, etc.): 6 days, 1 renewal
OSU, Summit, and ILL: Community members may use and check out onsite library materials. For materials not immediately available at the Barber Library, you are encouraged to utilize your local public library's Interlibrary Loan service.

Other Items for Check Out

  • Course Reserves
    • Lending periods are 3 hours, 24 hours, 48 hours, or 1 week, all with 1 renewal. The instructor specifies the lending period. 
  • Technology Equipment
    • Current students, faculty, and staff only
    • Lending periods range from 3 hours to 3 weeks, depending on the item.
    • Renewal depends on the item.
  • Group Study Rooms
    • Priority use for current students, faculty, and staff
    • Lending period is 3 hours, no renewals.

I'm taking classes in Redmond, Madras or Prineville. How do I get Library materials without driving to Bend?

You can request items from the COCC Library, OSU libraries, Summit libraries, or InterLibrary Loan (see below for more information on requesting) and choose to have them delivered to the campus where pick up will be most convenient for you. You'll get an email at your COCC email address when items arrive. It will take 2 - 16 business days for items to arrive, depending on when the request is placed and where the item is coming from. The pick up locations on these campuses are as follows:

  • Redmond, Building 3, Front Office
  • Madras, Front Office
  • Prineville, Front Office

Don't forget that you also have access to hundreds of thousands of e-books, e-journals (scholarly articles), online reference materials (encyclopedias, dictionaries), online newspapers and magazines, and streaming videos via the Library's website. These online items are available immediately - no requesting required. All you need is your COCC ID number and last name to access them.

What if I need something the COCC Library doesn't have?

COCC students, faculty and staff may borrow items from the OSU libraries in Corvallis and Newport, any of the 37 Summit Libraries or from libraries nationwide via Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

We do not process Summit or ILL requests for Community Patrons. Community Patrons should contact their local public library for ILL services.

OSU Libraries

Request items online via the OSU Libraries Catalog. You will be asked for your last name and COCC ID number. Choose Cascades-COCC Bend, COCC-Redmond, COCC-Madras, or COCC-Prineville as your pick up location. The item will be delivered to the COCC Library, Redmond Bldg 3, the Prineville front office, or the Madras front office within 2-4 working days. When it is ready to pick up, you will get an email at your COCC email address. These items have the same lending period as COCC's local collection items.

Summit Libraries

If an item isn't available at COCC or through the OSU libraries, you can place a Summit request. Summit is a group of 37 academic libraries in the Pacific Northwest that have agreed to share materials with one another. The Summit catalog allows you to search the collections of all of those libraries and place requests on items you wish to borrow. Choose Cascades-COCC Bend, COCC-Redmond, COCC-Madras, or COCC-Prineville as your pick up location. The item will be delivered to the COCC Library, Redmond Bldg 3, the Prineville front office, or the Madras front office within 3-7 working days. When it is ready to pick up, you will get an email at your COCC email address.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

If an item isn't available through the COCC, OSU or Summit libraries (these other methods are faster - use them first!), you can place an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request. ILL requests go out to a network of libraries nationwide. It can take ILL items anywhere from 3-14 days to arrive, depending on the type of item and where it's coming from.