Library and Information Resources
The Oregon Coast Community College Library contributes to student success and life-long learning by providing Information Literacy instruction and support for students, faculty, staff, and the local community. Personal research assistance is available to individuals by chat, email, telephone, or by stopping by the Library during open reference hours.
The Library provides access to collections, services, and spaces in support of the College mission. We are a member of the Chinook Libraries Network (CLN), a consortium of three academic and three public libraries in Oregon. Through that membership, users have access to the collections of all Chinook libraries. Consortium materials may be picked up at any consortium library, including the OCCC central campus and the OCCC north and south county sites. The Library's academic e-book collection, streaming videos, and databases support teaching and learning, ensuring that resources are equitably serving all college programs and services.
Library Services include:
Laptops for check-out
Reference and research assistance
Reserve materials for classes
A self-checkout machine
Small-item lending, such as headphones, laptops, and calculators
The Library offers various spaces in support of learning and life at OCCC. Comfortable furniture greets users at the Library entrance for those wishing to relax or take a break. Large tables encourage collaboration, while tall cafe-style tables with outlets cater to laptop users. Study carrels are available for those needing an extra degree of quiet study. A Team Lab designed for group collaboration houses four computers, a printer, and a whiteboard. Two additional computers are stationed within the Library for individual work. The Library also manages six study rooms; four designed for individual use and two for groups of three or more.