How to Research

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Where to Research

SWOCC Library

Hours: M-F, 10am-5pm

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?

The library is open to all SWOCC students, staff, and community members. 

We will be closed:

  • Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th for Thanksgiving
  • Wednesday, December 14th to Tuesday, January 3rd for term break and in-service

Are food and drinks allowed?

Food and drinks are welcome when there is no mask mandate.

Can I print?

Printing is available in our lab.  Black and white: 5 cents a side.  Color: 10 cents a side.  Students can print small quantities for free or by donation. 

How do I check out books and movies?

Place orders online with your Coastline account or by contacting us.  You need a Coastline Library card to check out materials, and you can fill out an application. We receive Coastline deliveries every morning Monday through Friday.

Can I get research help online?

These introduction videos will help you start using our online resources.  Send an email to [email protected] with questions or to schedule a Zoom appointment.

Are library databases available 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).

COASTLINE Library System

A network of 14 public, school, and academic libraries on the southern Oregon coast. Click the icon to access the catalog and your library account.