For Community Members
Barber Library supports the research needs of the broader community, including all Oregon residents. Below are the services we provide.
Access to Barber Library Collections
Any Oregon resident 16 years of age or older may check out materials from the local circulating collection after acquiring a community patron card. The Library does not issue cards to children younger than 16. Students aged 15 and younger who are currently enrolled in COCC credit courses can check out library items using their student ID cards.
To apply for a community patron card, bring a valid government-issued photo ID to the Circulation Desk on the first floor of the Barber Library. After filling out an application, you will receive your card by mail.
Below are the circulation policies for community patrons. For more information about borrowing materials, see Checking Out Library Items.
Community patrons may check out items owned by Barber Library. Items owned by other Summit libraries are available to current COCC students, faculty, and staff only.
|Checkout Limit||10 items|
|Books||30 days, renew up to 120 days total|
|DVDs and Videocassettes||6 days, renew up to 12 days total|
|CDs and Audiocassettes||30 days, renew up to 60 days total|
Community patrons can borrow the following circulating technology equipment from the Circulation Desk on the first floor of the Barber Library.
- Kindle eReaders
- Audio recorders
- Flash drives
- Cables, chargers, and other accessories
Group Study Room Keys
Community patrons may use the group study rooms at the Barber Library in Bend. However, current COCC students, faculty, and staff have priority in the use of these rooms.
For interlibrary loan services, community patrons are referred to the public library. See Deschutes Public Library Interlibrary Loans.
Access to library computers and wireless
Community patrons who wish to use the Library's computer workstations or the COCC Wireless Network must sign up for a 90-day network account. An active network account is also necessary to log in to the catalog and request items owned by Barber Library. After expiration, a network account may be renewed upon request.
To apply for a network account, present a government-issued photo ID at the Circulation Desk.
Alternatively, visitors without network accounts can access the Internet on their personal devices through the public Open Community Wireless Network, which does not require a username or password. (Note: The Open Community network is available only in certain areas within the building. Also, documents cannot be sent to the Library printers from the Open Community network.)
Access to online resources
Community patrons with 90-day network accounts can use the computers within Barber Library to access the Library's research databases, eBooks, and streaming videos.
Due to licensing restrictions, community patrons do not have off-campus access to electronic resources.
The Libraries of Oregon website also provides access to research databases for all Oregonians.
Reference & research support
Barber Library provides free in-person, chat, and email services to all community patrons. Visit our Help page to see all available research help we provide.
General use of the library facilities
Community members and visitors are free to use any of the public areas on the first and second floors of Barber Library for independent study and relaxation.
Please note that according to College policy, "Children (under age 15) are not permitted on campus unless directly supervised by a responsible adult. This adult accepts responsibility for maintaining acceptable behavior on the part of the child."
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