Outline of Services for Borrowers
- Borrowing from the library
- Obtaining a card
- Course Reserves
- Equipment & facilities
- Interlibrary loan
You can use either a Chemeketa ID card or a public library card from public libraries in CCRLS system to check out materials. Students from colleges and universities in the Orbis Cascade Alliance (Summit libraries) may borrow materials at Chemeketa by registering as a visiting patron.
Length of checkout:
- Books - 3 weeks
- Magazines & journals - 1 week
- Circulating media - 1 week
- You may renew material up to three times if no one else has requested it:
- Fines are $0.25 per day for late returns; $0.25 per hour for late 2-hour reserves; $1 per hour for late 4-hour reserves and $1 per day for all other late reserves.
Your Chemeketa Student ID card is your library card. Always bring it with you to the library.
You may obtain a free Chemeketa ID card on the Salem campus at the Bookstore in building 1 or at the Yamhill Valley campus in McMinnville in building 1 at the front desk.
This card may also be used at any of the 17 public libraries in Marion, Polk, or Yamhill County.
Your employee ID card is your Chemeketa library card.
You can obtain a free Chemeketa Employee ID through the Public Safety Office in Building 2. You will need to ask your supervisor to fill out a key request form for you in advance.
To use your Employee ID card as your library card, stop by the library Circulation desk to activate your card. This is a fast and easy process and will allow you the ability to check out materials, request materials within CCRLS and Summit, and use student or public computers on campus.
This card will not give you on-site checkouts at any of the public libraries in the CCRLS system.
You can apply for a Public Library Card at the public library that serves the location where you reside. To apply for a card you will need to bring valid Picture ID (such as a valid Oregon Drivers License or Oregon ID card) that has your current residence address on it.
Anyone living inside Marion, Polk, or Yamhill County is eligible for a Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service (CCRLS) card. However, there are many types of cards depending on where you live. To find out more about these cards we recommend contacting your local public library.
Important Information about Your Library Card:
- Items checked out on your card are your responsibility.
- If you lose your card, please contact any CCRLS library immediately, you will be held responsible for any items checked out. Replacement cards cost $1.00.
- If you have not used your card within two years, you will be asked to apply for a new one.
Students and employees from colleges and universities in the Orbis Cascade Alliance (Summit libraries) may borrow materials at Chemeketa by registering as a visiting patron. To register as a visiting patron, you must present picture identification, such as your driver's license, and be prepared to log into your home institution's library record. Please call your school's library if you need credentials or instructions for logging into your home library account.
When you come to register at Chemeketa's Circulation Desk, you will be asked to log into your library account at your home college or university library. You will be issued a visitor card to check out books from Chemeketa's library or make Summit requests to be delivered for pickup at Chemeketa.
Interlibrary Loan Services
Please see our interlibrary loan page.
§ Multi Purpose Area
Forty-seven computers are available for employee, student, and public use until 15 minutes prior to closing. These computers have Microsoft Office Suite 2010, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome web browsers. Inquire at the Circulation Desk or with the Instructional Assistant about specialized software available on specific computers. If you need help using these programs, the Instructional Assistant on duty can help you. If no assistant is on duty, students may consult the staff in the Chemeketa computer labs (Building 6, Room 218) who are qualified to assist you.
- Computers with red screens can be used for two hours with a Chemeketa ID barcode number.
- Computers with green screens can be used for two hours with a CCRLS public library card barcode number or a Chemeketa ID barcode number.
- Computers with blue screens are Express Computers for 15 minute use. Log in with a CCRLS public library card barcode number or a Chemeketa ID barcode number.
- Computers with yellow screens are Internet-only computers for 10-minute use. Log in with a CCRLS public library card barcode number or a Chemeketa ID barcode number.
- Visitors without cards should ask the Circulation Desk about available options.
Reservations can be made for same-day computer use at the reservation kiosk near the multipurpose computers. The reservation system allows two hour use with one hour renewal for current Chemeketa students and employees unless other reservations for a station already exist. CCRLS public library card holders are allowed two hour use with 30-minute renewal, as available, up to a maximum of four hours per day. During the term, Instructional Assistants are conveniently located near the reservation kiosk to answer computer-related questions. Black and white prints cost $0.10 per page.
§ Instruction Room 240
Twenty computers are available for Chemeketa student or employee use when the room is not being used by Library staff for instuction or training. These computers are also equipped with MS Office Suite and web browsers. Black and white prints cost $0.10 per page.
The library has two black and white photocopy machines. Copies cost $0.05 per page and accept coins or $1 bills. Transparency sheets may be purchased at the Circulation desk for $0.40.
There are nine quiet study rooms (220-223 and 226-231) and two media viewing rooms (217 and 219) in the library. Study rooms accomodate up to six students; viewing rooms six to ten. Rooms may be reserved for the current week by adding names on the weekly calendar located outside each individual room. Room schedules for the following week are available at the Circulation desk beginning Monday of the previous week. Rooms may be reserved for up to four hours.
§ Cassette Tape Recorders
Students and public patrons are welcome to check out casette tape recorders for in-library use with a current library card. Tape recorders are available to current Chemeketa employees for use outside of the library.
§ Microfilm/Microfiche Reader/Printers
Two machines are located in the media viewing area. Black and white prints are $0.10 each, payable at the Circulation desk.
§ Netbook Computers
Students can check out netbook computers for periods of four hours or 72 hours. A reservation can be placed by contacting the circulation desk (503.399.5043). Two external DVD drives are also available.
§ Video Camera
A camera is located in study room 219 and is reservable at the Circulation desk with a current library card.
Two typewriters are available on the South side of the Media Viewing area.
Services for students with disabilities at Chemeketa are coordinated through the Disability Services office. Library carrels and workstations are adjusted to a height which accommodates most wheelchairs. Some "extra-high" stations are available. The Library Instruction Room has adjustable keyboard trays.
Computer resources for library users with visual or motor impairments include computers with Dragon Naturally Speaking for voice input, and Jaws For Windows for voice output. Trackballs are also available. These computers, in library rooms 224 and 225, are reserved through the Circulation desk. Use of these machines requires an accommodation letter, stating a need for assistive technology, from Disability Services. For more information please contact Disability Services.
A video phone is available for use in Library room 224. Please see the Circulation desk for reserving this equipment. (No accommodation letter is required.)
A machine for enlarging the text of printed material for reading is available in the library. (No accommodation letter is required.)