Getting Materials

The LBCC Library provides both digital and print resources in many media: books, magazines, scholarly journals, videos, and more!


Checking out books and DVDs

You can place a hold on an item at LBCC or a partner library using the Library Catalog. To check out a book, you can use any form of photo ID.  You may also use a library card from any member library of the Linn Libraries Consortium. If you want to know more about checkout periods, late fees, etc., see the circulation policy. 

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Can the library help me access my course texts?

Course reserves are available either for 2 hour checkout for in-building use or, for some titles, one week checkout. Contact with questions you might have.

Struggling with the cost of course materials? Roadrunner Resource Center ( might be able help acquire them.

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Linn Libraries Consortium & Interlibrary Loan

In addition to resources at LBCC, you can use FindIt to locate and request books and DVDs at other libraries in the Linn Libraries Consortium. We can also work with partner libraries across the U.S. to get you the books, DVDs, articles, and other resources students and employees need.  We call this service Interlibrary Loan.

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Borrowing Materials

What do I need to check out materials?

Library users need to show one of the following to check out library materials:

  • LBCC ID card
  • OSU ID card
  • Government-issued photo ID
  • Library card from any member of the Linn Libraries Consortium
  • High School ID card
  • Passports
  • Photo credit cards

What can students borrow?

  • Books
  • Course textbooks
  • CDs
  • DVDs
  • Laptops
  • Calculators
  • Phone chargers
  • Other technology items

Using the Library for the general public

Anybody age 14 or older can come to the LBCC Library and become a public patron. Please fill out our registration form, being sure to choose LBCC as your home library. Be prepared to show us a government-issued photo ID. Once in our system, you will have the same borrowing privileges (and the same late penalties) as LBCC students, except for:

  • Interlibrary loans - reserved for LBCC students and employees
  • Laptops and hotspots - reserved for LBCC students

Course textbooks - reserved for LBCC students

Term-Long Equipment Lending 

Linn-Benton Community College, as part of its commitment to student success, makes a variety of technology equipment available to its students through various offices and departments at the college. The LB Library provides computers and internet access available to students both on campus and through check-out of equipment for home use. As part of this commitment, we also have a responsibility to be good stewards of these resources, to make them available to as many students as possible in order to provide opportunity for the student population as a whole, and to keep them in good working order. The following policies apply to term-long checkouts of laptops and hotspots from the LB Library:

  • Checkout of laptops and hotspots are restricted to currently-enrolled students at Linn-Benton.
  • Checkout term length for laptops and hotspots runs from the first day of the term to the last day of the term. Items cannot be picked up before that day and must be returned by that day. No renewals are allowed. This enables us to update and maintain the machines over the breaks between terms. Items not returned may be subject to late fees or replacement costs.
  • Laptop and hotspot checkouts are first come, first served and are done in person at the Albany Campus LB Library. No reservations or holds are allowed. This allows for the most equitable access to the equipment and ensures that it is in good working order when it leaves the library. 
  • If equipment is not returned by the end of the term, library checkout privileges may be suspended until the equipment is returned and/or any late fees and bills have been paid, which can include the cost of replacing the equipment. Students can appeal their bills by filling out an appeal form and submitting it to library circulation staff. Contact or call 541-917-4638 to initiate this process.
  • If equipment is damaged, lost or stolen, students may be held responsible for part or all of the costs and it may impact access to borrow equipment in the future. This is decided on a case-by-case basis in order to ensure the most equitable access to these resources for the student population as a whole, and can be appealed by filling out an appeal form and submitting it to library circulation staff. Contact or call 541-917-4638 to initiate this process.