OCCC Students:  If you need to check out a Chromebook for Spring term, please contact us at to set up an appointment.  Appointments will begin on Thursday, April 2nd and run through next week, as long as Chromebooks last.  Please provide a time or two in your email.  We will send you a form to complete prior to your appointment.


OCCC Library COVID-19 Updates

This page contains all relevant information related to the OCCC Library’s current operations and response to the COVID-19 outbreak including updates to operations, access to remote services, and other helpful links.

Last updated March 31, 2020 at 11:20 a.m.

Some content used by permission from Web Services
at the University of Washington Libraries


While our physical Library & study rooms are closed, Libraries staff remain available to help students and faculty access online resources, including articles, eBooks, and streaming video.

Changes to Operations

The OCCC Library is closed until further notice.

For the health and safety of all employees, all Library staff are working remotely, and physical collections are unavailable to scan or pick-up at this time (see below for details).

Librarians are here to help you navigate alternate solutions – see Remote Resources and Services for guidance.

Circulation policy changes during the closure:

  • Returning items: all book returns are currently closed. Please keep all items until we reopen. If you are unable to keep items, please email
  • Renew books online: see chinooklibraries for instructions on how to renew online.
  • Fines: No fines will accrue during this time.
  • Due dates: will be extended when possible while services are limited.
  • Requesting physical items: at this time, and until further notice, we will not have access to any of the physical collection, including journals, books, and media, and will not be able to fulfill requests for these materials.
  • Interlibrary Loan services will be limited to electronic articles and materials only.



TumbleBooks are providing free ebooks for children and young adults during this time of social distancing.  Thank you, TumbleBooks!

TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! Your kids can read as many books as they want, when they want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly.

TumbleBookLibrary – K-6 children’s ebook

TumbleMath – K-6 math ebook database

TeenBookCloud – gr 7-12 ebook database

AudioBookCloud – This site is an audio book database for kids to adults, however the direct link provides direct access to the children’s section.

  • If you are looking for WiFi, check out the following locations in Lincoln County.  Many of these locations are closed during this time, but they are leaving the WiFi on so you can connect from the parking lot.  Click Here.

  • Those with library materials at home– please do not worry about returning them until a later date.  Please disregard any auto-generated notice you may be receiving in your email.  

  • Faculty and students wanting to talk with a Librarian about library resources or Canvas, can email me and request a Zoom appointment!  Please email: and let me know: 

1– what your question is?

2– and a couple of dates & times that would work best for you!

  • Faculty looking for electronic resources will find them inside Canvas!  All of our databases, ebooks, streaming video and other resources are now found on a LibGuide attached to each course within Canvas.  To access, log in to your class, and look for the “Library Resources” link on the left sidebar menu.  We are putting resources directly at the point of need!!  For more information, please contact us at

  • Welcome Taft Dual Credit Writing Students:

    Click Here to Access Your LibGuide!

Our Online Library Catalog:

We are a member of the Chinook Library Network – a group of public and community college libraries sharing a catalog. Items found in the catalog can be sent to you from any other library in the network.  Click on the Chinook Library Network logo to the left, to access the Catalog.


Library Hours:

During the Term: We are currently working remotely.  Please email us during our regular hours for the quickest response:

Mon – Fri 8:00a – 5:00p

The Teaching & Learning Center

All OCCC faculty and staff are enrolled in the Teaching & Learning Center in Canvas!  Here you will find databases, ebooks, streaming video, LibGuides, the online catalog, Films on Demand, Kaltura, Zoom, and many other resources!  We also have professional development in the way of subscriptions to the Chronicle of Higher Ed and the Instructional Technology Council available for you.  We have information on OERs and Aviso, accessibility, and other topics of interest to our staff.  To access, log in to Canvas and look for the Teaching & Learning Center on your dashboard.  For assistance, please contact the Library at



Apply for a Library Card

Library Cards

With this form, you can apply for your card to the Chinook Library Network, which includes Oregon Coast Community College’s collection, as well as those of:

  • Clatsop Community College Library
  • Tillamook Bay Community College Library
  • Siletz Public Library
  • Toledo Public Library
  • Waldport Public Library

OCCC Library cards may be obtained by completing this Library Card Application. Hard copy application forms may be picked up at the Circulation Office off the Commons in the Central Campus, Newport.

Member cardholders are allowed to use the card for borrowing purposes at any of the above-named libraries. Library cards are available free of charge.

OCCC books check out for a two-week loan period, while OCCC audiovisual materials check out for a one-week loan period. Other Chinook libraries may have different length checkout periods. Please respect each library’s due dates.

Privacy & Confidentiality: The Library gathers the patron’s name, address, phone number and email address for the purposes of circulating library materials.  Library card applications are kept in a locked file cabinet, within a locked room accessible only to library staff personnel. Only library staff have access to the applications, and only will access them when an address or telephone number needs to be verified.  Library card applications and patron accounts are purged when the library patron no longer wants a library account.  Cancellation requires a written notice to the Librarian, along with a valid federal or state photo ID.

OCCC Library | 3 Apr 2017

Make a Purchase Suggestion

Privacy & Confidentiality:

The Library gathers the patron’s name, phone number, and email address for the purpose of checking back with the patron should we have more questions, or to let the patron know whether the purchase was made and when it will be available for check-out.  Only the Librarian has access to the suggestion forms, and will delete them when the purchase has been received.

Planning for Library and Information Literacy resources is guided by feedback from our users, including faculty, staff, students, and the local community.  Please use this form to suggest a resource.

Request an InterLibrary Loan

The OCCC Library offers free InterLibrary loan services to students, faculty and staff.  Articles, books, DVDs, and more may be requested.  Requested materials may be picked up at the OCCC Central Campus in Newport, or at the North Center in Lincoln City by special request.

Privacy & Confidentiality: The Library gathers the patron’s name, phone number,and email address for the purpose of requesting library materials from another library.  Paper requests are kept in a locked file cabinet, within a locked room accessible only to library staff personnel. Only library staff have access to the requests, and only will access them to notify the patron that the requested item is available.  Paper requests are purged when the the item has been successfully returned to the lending library.  Electronic requests are stored on a staff computer within a locked room accessible only to library staff personnel.  Electronic requests are deleted once the materials have been returned to the lending library, or when an article has successfully reached the patron.

For more information about InterLibrary Loans, see the “Access to and Use of Library Services Policy.”

Item Request Forms

How to Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us in these ways:

  • In person at the Library Services Window at the Central County Campus, 400 SE College Way, Newport, OR  97366.
  • By email at
  • By phone at (541) 867-8526
  • By using the Ask a Librarian form, at the top of the page
  • If you would like to set up a Zoom appointment please let us know– we are happy to provide live assistance via Zoom!

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