Checking Out Library Items

To search for items to check out, visit the Barber Library & Summit Catalog.

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Checking Out Library Items

You can check out items from COCC Barber Library if you are one of the following.

  • A current COCC student, faculty member, or staff member
  • An Oregon resident 16 years or older (see Services for Community Patrons)
  • A student, faculty member, or staff member affiliated with another Summit institution

To check out library items, present your COCC ID or community patron card at the Circulation Desk for your campus. Circulation Desk locations are listed below.

  • Bend: Barber Library Rotunda (See on map)
  • Madras: Front Office
  • Prineville: Front Office
  • Redmond: Building 3, Front Office

Checkout Policies & Periods

For information about overdue fines and lost/damaged fees, see Fines.

Students (COCC or Summit)

Checkout Limit 250 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
Summit Books 42 days, no renewals
Summit AV Items
or Bound Journals
6 days, no renewals

Faculty & Staff (COCC or Summit)

Checkout Limit 250 items
Books 6 months, renew up to 12 months total
DVDs and Videocassettes 6 days, renew up to 12 days total
CDs and Audiocassettes 30 days, renew up to 60 days total
Summit Books 42 days, no renewals
Summit AV Items
or Bound Journals
6 days, no renewals

Community Members

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

Other Items

Interlibrary Loan Items

Only current COCC students, faculty, and staff have access to Barber Library interlibrary loan services. Checkout periods and renewal policies vary, as the libraries who own the items set the terms of the loan.

Community members are encouraged to use the public library's Interlibrary Loan service. See Deschutes Public Library Interlibrary Loans.

Summit Visiting Patrons can use the interlibrary loan services of their home institutions. (OSU students, see OSU Libraries' Interlibrary Loan.)

Course Reserves

Checkout periods may be 3 hours, 24 hours, 48 hours, or 1 week. The instructor specifies the lending period.

Video icon All About Course Reserves

Technology Equipment

  • Laptops, tablets, cameras, and calculators are available to current COCC and Summit students, faculty, and staff only.
  • Community members can check out any other technology equipment, including Kindles, at the Barber Library Circulation Desk.
  • See check-out periods and renewal policies on the Technology Lending Guide.

Group Study Rooms

  • Priority use for current COCC students, faculty, and staff
  • Priority use for groups
  • Lending period is 3 hours, no renewals

Requesting Items

COCC students, faculty, and staff may request circulating items through the services below.

Barber Library

You can request items in the Barber Library collection for delivery at any COCC campus through the Barber Library & Summit Catalog.

The following items are not requestable:

  • Course reserves
  • Library Use Only items (e.g., periodicals, reference books, and Oregon Room items)

Technology equipment can be placed on hold at the Bend campus, but cannot be delivered to other campuses.

Available Barber Library items typically arrive within 1 to 2 business days. You'll receive an email when your items are ready.

Video icon How to Request Library Items for Delivery

Summit Libraries

If an item isn't available at the Barber Library, you can request it through Summit: a group of 38 academic libraries in the Pacific Northwest that have agreed to share materials. Summit library holdings are included in the Barber Library & Summit Catalog.

Summit items typically arrive within 2 to 3 business days. You'll receive an email when your items are ready.

Video icon How to Request Items through Summit

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

If an item isn't available at the Barber or Summit libraries, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). ILL requests go out to a network of libraries throughout the U.S.

ILL items typically arrive within 3 to 15 business days, depending on the type of item and where it's sent from. You'll receive an email when your items are ready.

Video icon How to Request Items through ILL

Renewing Items

To renew an item owned by COCC Barber Library, log in to your Barber Library & Summit Catalog account. Renew the item in the Loans section.

To renew an ILL item, log in to your COCC Interlibrary Loan account. Renew the item in the Checked Out Items section (under "View" in the left-hand menu).

Summit items are not renewable.

If an item is on hold for another patron, or if you have reached the maximum renewal period, you will not be able to renew the item.

Video icon All About Renewals

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