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SWOCC Library

Office: Tioga, 2nd Floor

The library space is currently closed until further notice per the COVID-19 directive to ensure the safety of our staff, students and community members.  Staff will be in Monday through Thursday noon to 4 pm and by appointment.  Please call or email for assistance.


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.

Need help finding information? Call (541) 888-7270, or email us. The library space is closed until further notice.  Staff will be in Monday through Thursday noon to 4 pm and by appointment.  Please call or email for assistance. We love to help!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can I still check out books?

Yes! SWOCC students and staff can get library materials via curbside pickup and mail. Place holds via your online Coastline account or by calling SWOCC Library at (541) 888-7270 Monday through Thursday from noon to 4 PM.  Please call the library when you are ready for curbside pickup.  At that time, we will check out your items and set them outside on our curbside pickup cart. The cart is located underneath our 24-hour Book Return slot to the right of our main doors Tioga 2.  PLEASE PICK UP MATERIALS PROMPTLY.  

Can I order materials from other Coastline Libraries?

Yes!  We receive Coastline deliveries on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please keep in mind that wait times will be longer because of the need to quarantine materials.

Can I receive library help via Zoom?

Yes! Please send an email to [email protected]. She will schedule an appointment with you.

Can I sign up for a library card?

Yes!  Fill out an application online here.

Can I access library databases from off-campus?

Yes! You will be asked to 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). The videos below will help you get started using our website and online resources:
Academic Search Complete and Other EBSCO Databases
eBook Databases
Website Navigation

Thank you for your patience in these wild times. We look forward to serving you.

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.