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Barber Library offers 100+ databases full of academically acceptable articles, eBooks, images, streaming videos, and more. Use the Resources by Subject guides to find the resources relevant to your assignments.

Have a specific database you want to use? Use the search bar at the top of A-Z Databases to find the link.


COCC students can download the free New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, and Flipster apps to read current news and magazines. See Library Apps for instructions.


Photo of the Circulation Desk at the Barber Library in Bend

Textbooks and Course Packs

Through Barber Library's Course Reserves service, COCC instructors place textbooks, course packs, and other required readings at the Circulation Desk for short-term use.

See Checking Out Library Items to locate the Circulation Desk on your campus.

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Books, DVDs, and More

Use the Barber Library & Summit Catalog to search the physical collections of COCC and 39 other academic libraries in the Pacific Northwest. You can request an item for delivery to any COCC campus, and it will arrive in 2-3 days.

Need a book or article that isn't in the catalog? Our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service can get you nearly any title from another library in the U.S.

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At the Circulation Desk of the Barber Library in Bend, you can check out technology equipment to support your studies and hobbies. Available equipment includes hotspots, laptops, and DSLR cameras.

Every COCC campus has a TI-84 graphing calculator available for checkout. See Checking Out Library Items to locate the Circulation Desk on your campus.

Use Library Spaces

Furniture on the first floor of Barber Library

Study Rooms

Need to work on a group project? Barber Library has 14 group study rooms.

Computers, Printers, & Scanners

The first floor of Barber Library offers computer workstations, flatbed and ADF scanners, and laser printers you can use for your schoolwork.

The computer at the Multimedia Center has special software like Photoshop and ArcGIS.

For more information, see Technology in the Library.

Redmond, Madras and Prineville

You can request items for pickup and return items (regardless of checkout location) at the Redmond, Madras and Prineville campuses.

See Checking Out Library Items to locate the Circulation Desk on your campus.

Get Help from Librarians

Have a quick question? The Ask Us! widget at the bottom right of every page on this website is a 24/7 chat service staffed by librarians worldwide.

For more extensive help with an assignment, Book a Librarian for a 30-minute consultation. Librarians can meet with you in person or remotely via Zoom.

To learn more about academic research, register for one of the Library Credit Classes. Taught by faculty librarians, these courses will help you develop skills that will be useful in every class you take at COCC and beyond.

The Reference Desk at Barber Library