How to Research
Where to Research
Coastline Library Catalog
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 to the public?
The library is open to all SWOCC students, staff, and community members.
Are food and drinks allowed?
Yes, food and drinks are welcome.
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 on our website. We receive Coastline deliveries every morning Monday through Friday.
Can I get research help online?
- Academic OneFile and Other Gale Databases
- Academic Search Complete and EBSCO Databases
- Coastline Catalog
- EBSCO eBook Databases
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).
Library Guidelines and Services
SWOCC Library is here to help you access your information needs. The following guidelines and services tell you a little more about how we operate. SWOCC Library also abides by SWOCC, Coastline Library System, Oregon Community College Library Association, state, and federal policies and laws. Do you have questions or comments not covered here? Please contact us at email@example.com or 541-888-7270.
Children On College Property: BP 7085
Circulation, Renewals, And Returns
Computers, Printing and Technology Checkout
SWOCC Library offers laptop checkout for currently enrolled students with Coastline library cards in good standing. Students can use computers for the entire term. Interested students can contact us in-person at Tioga 2, by phone at 541-888-7270, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please see the SWOCC Library Laptop Loan Agreement form for more details.
SWOCC Library also offers VR headset checkout to students enrolled in preapproved VR courses. Students must also have a Coastline library card in good standing, and the headsets can be used the entire term. Interested students can contact us in-person at Tioga 2, by phone at 541-888-7270, or by email at email@example.com. Please see the SWOCC Library VR Loan Agreement form for more details.
Confidentiality Of Library Patron Records
These records include, but are not limited to: circulation records, borrower registration records, and records created to facilitate access to and/or use of library information, materials, and services.
Patron record information may be revealed only in the following instances: when patron gives written permission, when compelled by a court of law, and when necessary for the reasonable operations of the library such as borrowing materials from another library at patron’s request.
Interested faculty may come to the library to fill out a Course Reserve Request form and to deliver materials. All items must be compliant with copyright law. Please allow one-day processing time.
Distance Students And Curry Campus
Equity, Diversity And Inclusion
Fines And Charges
Freedom To Read Statement
To complete your request, please send an email with the information below to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Today’s Date
- Coastline Library Card Number (14 digits)
- SWOCC ID Number
- Email Address
- Phone Number
- Item Type (book, journal article, film, etc.)
- Title of Book or Article
- Date Published
- Journal Title/Citation Source
- Volume and Issue Numbers
- This edition only?
- Cancel If Not Filled by This Date
- Are you willing to pay for this item if it is not available for free?
- Amount willing to pay if not available for free
Library Bill Of Rights
Please report lost library cards immediately. The card holder is responsible for all materials checked out on their patron library card up to the time it is reported lost or stolen. A $1 fee is charged for a replacement card.
Library Collection: APP 8017
- Maintain a balanced and organized collection of high-quality materials and professional assistance to all its users.
- Provide access to information located elsewhere.
- Deliver education and training in developing information-gathering skills including accessing, evaluating and using various information sources.
- Promote technological competence by providing access to information available in electronic formats, including online resources via the Internet.
- Cooperate with other organizations for the advancement of scholarship and college goals.
- Support the cultural awareness of students and the community at large.