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SWOCC Library

Hours: M-F, 10am-6pm

Office: Tioga, 2nd Floor


The Southwestern Oregon Community College (SWOCC) Library provides resources to students, faculty, staff, and community members. We belong to the COASTLINE library system to access books, movies, periodicals, and databases from across Coos and Curry Counties.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is the library open?

Limited in-person services are available to students and staff Monday - Friday 10 AM - 6 PM. This includes two computers by reservation and two open individual study areas. Unfortunately, the collection is not available for browsing yet.  We are happy to retrieve items for you! 

How do I reserve a computer?

Contact us the day you want an appointment.  Reservations are two hours maximum.  Please be on time or we might have to give away your time slot.

Do I have to wear a mask?

Face coverings over your nose and mouth are required at all times in the library.

Can I print documents?

You can print during your computer reservation, or you can attach your documents to an email and send them to [email protected].  Please include when and where you would like to pick them up (front desk or curbside cart).  We will not charge students for printing at this time. 

How do I check out books and movies?

You need a Coastline Library card to check out materials, and you can fill out an application on our website.  Place orders online with your Coastline account or by contacting us.  Students and staff can pick up library materials in-person or by appointment at our contactless curbside cart.  The cart is located underneath our 24-hour Book Return slot to the right of our main doors Tioga 2.  We receive Coastline deliveries Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  Library items are quarantined for at least 24-hours before reuse.

How do I receive library help via Zoom?

Send an email to [email protected] and she will schedule an appointment with you!

Can I access library databases from off-campus?

Yes, enter your 7-digit SWOCC ID number for access. Does your ID have 6 or fewer digits? Add zeros to the front until it is 7-digits (123456 becomes 0123456). These videos will help you get started.

COASTLINE Library System

A network of 18 public, school, and academic libraries on the southern Oregon coast. Click the icon to access the catalog and your library account.