Computers in the Library

The Barber Library has over 50 computers, including standard PCs for academic research and production; 6 Express Stations for quick access to library resources, email, and printing; and 1 iMac with advanced multimedia software. Computers are located in the Information Commons on the main floor and in most of our group study rooms. The Library also has an easy-to-use, self-service scanning station where you can scan items and email, print, or save them directly from the scanning station. All computers and scanners in the Library print to a standard campus print station, also located in the Library. Please read the Acceptable Use Policy that applies to all Library computers.

In addition to the computers within the Library, there is also a Drop-in Computer Lab in Room 118 on the main floor, where you can find specialized software you might need for a class.

You can also check out a laptop for use within the Library.

Software Available on Library Computers

  • Microsoft Office suite
  • Oregon Topographic Maps: Terrain Navigator Network 8.5.1
  • Hawkes Math software (access code required)

Internet access for laptops


Wireless Internet access is available throughout the Library. COCC and OSU-Cascades students and other registered users can log into the Campus Wireless network. Visitors can use the Open Community Network without log-in credentials. For more information please refer to the Wireless Network page provided by COCC's IT department. Wireless printing is available, too, using the standard campus print stations (see "Printing," below).


The library also has a limited number of Ethernet ports available for accessing the Internet. One port is in the front lounge on the main floor (the room past the browsing books and periodicals). The wall port is marked with a label. The other port is in a carrell on the second floor, near the elevator. It is marked with a white sign on top of the carrell.


All campus printing is managed by the Computer Labs. Prints are paid for with a student ID or print card. There is a vending machine in the Library where you can purchase a print card or add money to a student ID card.

The Library is not responsible for printing errors or malfunctions and will not refund printing money for any reason. Use print preview before printing! Any problems may be reported in the Computer Lab (Library Room 118).

Double-sided printing is available.


  • Black and White: .05/page
  • Color: .15/page

Visitors and Community Patrons

Visitors and community patrons wishing to use a computer in the Library can request a temporary account or obtain a community card. More information about these options can be found on our Visitors and Community Patrons page.