Frequently Asked Questions About the Library

Chemeketa Students


  • Library cards: How do I get a library card?
    The library accepts student ID cards and CCRLS public library cards. For information about obtaining either, please see Obtaining a borrower card.

  • Textbooks: Does the library have my textbook?
    The library does not purchase the textbooks for Chemeketa courses. Instructors may place copies of textbooks on Academic Reserve in the library. To see whether the library has your textbook, use the Course reserves search to look up your course number. (Example: ART205). Most textbook reserves check out on your ID card for two hours of in-library use.

    You can also search in the library catalog by title or author. The library sometimes has copies of an older edition of a textbook that has been donated by an instructor.

  • Computers: How can I use a computer in the library?
    Please see Computers.

  • Copying: Where can I make copies? How much do they cost?
    The library has three black and white photocopy machines. Copies are $.05 per page.

    The Chemeketa Copy Center, located in Building 43, has a color copier. Color copies are $.50. Generally the Copy Center is unable to do while-you-wait copying; materials must be left or e-mailed. You can attach a file to be printed in color and address your e-mail to

  • Printing: Can I print from library computers?
    Printing costs $.05 per page. For complete information about the library's printing system, please see our printing help page.

  • Scanners: Does the library have scanners I can use?
    Yes. There are two scanners for student use, located at: Academic Station 01 and Student Station 25. Help from an Instructional Assistant is available if needed.

  • Wireless network: How do I access the wireless network?
    Students should use the wireless passcode they will find on the first page of My Chemeketa. Employees should use the passcode on the Technology tab of Dashboard. The CCCPublic network will allow the user to access or to obtain the passcodes.
         Visitors should ask for assistance at the Circulation desk.

  • Wireless network: Can I print from the wireless network?
    Yes. For information please see our printing page

  • Off campus access: Can I access your databases from off campus?
    Yes, from the library's Database pages. You will need your My Chemeketa user name and password as a login.

  • Do you have electronic books?
    Yes. You can find them in the library catalog, or by choosing from the list of vendor sites on the library's Database pages. You will need your My Chemeketa user name and password as a login.

    If you wish to search only for e-books, use this form:

  • Fines: Can I pay library fines or fees online?
    Not at this time, but you can pay over the phone. Please contact the circulation desk at 503.399.5043.

  • Do you have a pencil sharpener, hole punch, paper cutter, etc.?
    These items are located in the Copy Room, next to the Circulation desk.