Library Services for Community Patrons
Barber Library supports the research needs of the broader community, including all Oregon residents. Below are the services we provide.
Free access to Barber Library local collections
Any Oregon resident 16 years of age or older may check out materials from the local circulating collection after acquiring a Community User Library 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 User Library Card, bring a valid 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 our circulation policies. For more information about borrowing materials, see
Checking Out Library Items.
||10 items |
||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.
In-house access to online databases
Barber Library subscribes to more than a hundred databases and other electronic resources. Community patrons have access to all of the Library’s research databases from within the building, using the public workstations. Due to licensing restrictions, community patrons do not have off-campus access to the library’s electronic resources.
Community patrons may also be interested in the
Libraries of Oregon website, which provides access to research databases for all Oregonians.
Access to library computer workstations including wireless
Community patrons who wish to use the Library's computer workstations may sign up for a 90-day network account. After expiration, the account may be renewed upon request. A valid photo ID is required to create an account. An active network account is necessary to request and renew items through the library catalog.
Alternatively, visitors with their own laptops or mobile devices may use the Open Community wireless network, which does not require a network account. (Note: The Open Community wireless network is available only in certain areas within the building.)
Reference & research support
Barber Library provides free in-person, chat, email services to all community patrons. Visit our
Research Help page to see all available research help we provide.
General use of the library facilities
The main library consists of two floors offering a variety of spaces for individual or group study. We welcome the use of our library facility by community members and visitors.
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."