Checking Out Library Items

Eligible Library Users

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

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

  • COCC Bend: Barber Library, Ground Floor
  • COCC Madras: Front Office
  • COCC Prineville: Front Office
  • COCC Redmond: Building 3, Front Office 

See the tables below for lending periods and policies.

COCC Students and Summit Visiting Undergraduate & Graduate Students

Checkout Limit 250 items
Books 30 days, renew up to 120 days total
DVDs and Videocassettes6 days, renew up to 12 days total
CDs and Audiocassettes30 days, renew up to 60 days total
Summit Books 42 days, no renewals
Summit AV Items
or Bound Journals
6 days, no renewals
ILL Items Varies, owning libraries set loan periods and renewals

COCC Faculty & Staff and Summit Visiting Faculty & Staff

Checkout Limit 250 items
Books 6 months, renew up to 12 months total
DVDs and Videocassettes6 days, renew up to 12 days total
CDs and Audiocassettes30 days, renew up to 60 days total
Summit Books 42 days, no renewals
Summit AV Items
or Bound Journals
6 days, no renewals
ILL Items Varies, owning libraries set loan periods and renewals

Community Members

Checkout Limit 10 items
Books 30 days, renew up to 120 days total
DVDs and Videocassettes6 days, renew up to 12 days total
CDs and Audiocassettes30 days, renew up to 60 days total
ILL Items To get materials not immediately available at the Barber Library, you can utilize your local public library's Interlibrary Loan service. See Deschutes Public Library Interlibrary Loans.

Other Items for Check Out

  • Course Reserves
    • Lending periods may be 3 hours, 24 hours, 48 hours, or 1 week. The instructor specifies the lending period. 
  • Technology Equipment
    • Laptops, tablets, cameras, and calculators are available to current COCC students, faculty, and staff only.
    • Community members and Summit Visiting Patrons can check out any other technology equipment, including Kindles, at the Barber Library Circulation Desk.
    • See lending periods and renewal policies on the Technology Lending page.
  • 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 library items through the services below.

Barber Library

You can request items in the Barber Library collection for delivery at any COCC campus through the library catalog. Course reserves, technology equipment, and Library Use Only items are not requestable.

Available Barber Library items typically arrive within 2 to 5 business days. You'll receive an email when your items are ready.

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 library catalog.

Summit items typically arrive within 3 to 7 business days. You'll receive an email when your items are ready.

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 worldwide.

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.