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

Photo of a Barber Library community patron card

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, visit the Circulation Desk on the first floor of Barber Library. Bring proof of residency in the form of either (1) a valid Oregon driver’s license or (2) a government-issued photo ID and proof of a current Oregon street address, such as a piece of personal mail postmarked within the last 30 days.

Below are the circulation policies for community patrons. For more information about borrowing materials, see Checking Out Library Items.

General Collection

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

Technology Equipment

Community patrons can borrow the following circulating technology equipment from the Circulation Desk on the first floor of the Barber Library.

  • Kindle eReaders
  • Headphones
  • Audio recorders
  • Flash drives
  • Cables, chargers, and other accessories
Photo of an Amazon Kindle

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.

Interlibrary Loan

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 180-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.)

Computers on the first floor of Barber Library

Access to online resources

Community patrons with 180-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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