Services for Borrowers

chemeketa students at library circulation counter

Outline of Services for Borrowers


You can use either a Chemeketa ID card or a CCRLS Partners Card 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.

Chemeketa participates in the Oregon Library Passport program. Patrons from participating libraries are eligible to obtain a card at Chemeketa and to check out three items at a time. Passport borrowers must return the books at Chemeketa's library. Not all CCRLS libraries participate in the Passport program.

Length of checkout:

  • Books - 3 weeks
  • Magazines & journals - 1 week
  • Circulating media - 1 week
  • Netbooks - 4 hours or 72 hours
  • 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.

Obtaining a Borrower Card 

Obtaining a Chemeketa Student Library Card 

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. There is a charge to replace a lost card.

With this card you may check out library materials and request materials through the library search. You may also use library computers and printing.

Obtaining a Chemeketa Employee Library Card 

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. There is a charge to replace a lost card.

Your Employee ID card allows you to check out materials, request materials within the Summit catalog, request interlibrary loans and use a student computer.

Obtaining a Public Library Card 

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.

Students living outside the city limits or the Chemeketa district may take their Chemeketa Student ID and proof of class registration to their local CCRLS public library to receive a 25 item library card good for the current term. This card must be renewed each term.

Chemeketa employees living outside the city limits or the Chemeketa district may take their Chemeketa ID card, proof of employment, and driver's license to their local CCRLS public library to receive a limited access library card. This card allows 3 items to be checked out, 3 holds, and can be renewed every September.

Important Information about Your Public Library Card:

  • Items checked out on your card are your responsibility.
  • If you lose your card, please contact any CCRLS public library immediately; you will be held responsible for any items checked out. There may be a charge for replacement cards.

Obtaining a CCRLS Partners Card 

Public patrons with a valid CCRLS public library card can register for a CCRLS Partners card. This card allows use of the public computers and the ability to check out books and media from the college collection. To register as a CCRLS partner, you must present picture identification and your CCRLS public library card.

Children under 16 with a CCRLS CARE or Teen card can also obtain a CCRLS Partners Kid card. This card gives the ability to check out books from our Children's, Graphic Novel, and Adult literacy collections. This card does not allow access to computers. To register for a CCRLS Partners Kid card, parents must show picture ID and their children's public library card.

Obtaining a Summit Visiting Patron Card 

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.

Obtaining an Oregon Library Passport Card 

Patrons from other Passport Libraries are eligible to apply for a card at Chemeketa. In order to register, patrons are required to have a card at their Home Library first. This becomes his or her "Passport" to other Participating Libraries. Passport patrons should present their Home Library cards at the Circulation Desk in order to register for a card.

Interlibrary Loan Services

Please see our interlibrary loan page.

Equipment and Facilities Services

Computers & Printing 

For student computers, please see the Student Computer Center page.

For information about the printing system, please see our Printing help.

  § Instruction Room (Room 240)

Twenty computers are available for Chemeketa student or employee use when the room is not being used by Library staff for instruction or training. These computers are also equipped with MS Office Suite and web browsers. To log in, click the "Available" link and enter a Chemeketa ID barcode number. Black and white prints cost $0.05 per page.

 § Public Computers

There are eight computers for public users. Users can click the screen and log in with the barcode number from a CCRLS Partners Card.

 § 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.

See also Computers under Adaptive Use Equipment, below.

Copy Machines 

The library has three black and white photocopy machines. Copies cost $0.05 per page and funds can be added to your account with coins, bills, or a credit card.

Study Rooms 

There are nine study rooms (220-223 and 226-231) in the library that can be used for individual or group study. Study rooms accommodate up to six individuals.

  • Study rooms are available to Chemeketa students, Chemeketa employees, and the community.
  • 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 scheduled for up to 4 hours per day
  • Reservations will be forfeited if an individual or group is more than 15 minutes late for their scheduled time
  • If a room is not scheduled, use is on a first-come first-serve basis
  • Study rooms are not sound proof
  • Electrical outlets are available for plugging in laptops or other technology
  • Dry Erase boards and markers are available for checkout from the Circulation desk
  • Food and drinks are allowed, but please leave rooms clean and trash-free
  • Patrons are expected to be considerate and respectful of the library, staff, and all other patrons.

Special Equipment 

  § Cassette Tape Recorders

Students and public patrons are welcome to check out cassette 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.

  § Scanners

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

  § Video Camera

A VHS video camera is available for in-library use with a current library card. Contact the Circulation desk to reserve or check it out.

  § Typewriters

One typewriter is available on the south side of the Media Viewing area.


Adaptive Use

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.

  § Computers

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.

  § Video Phone

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.)

  § Enlarging Machine

A machine for enlarging the text of printed material for reading is available in the library. (No accommodation letter is required.)

Contact Us

Salem Campus
Building 9, Room 200 (library)
Phone: 503.399.5231
E-mail Reference

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Updated: 29 Jul 2015