Getting Materials

The LBCC Library provides both digital and print resources in many media: books, magazines, scholarly journals, videos, and more! The main search box (FindIt) allows you to explore both our online and print collections.

Checking out books and DVDs

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.

  • Circulation Policy
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Renewing books and DVDs

You may either do it online - a link to your account login is at the top right of this page. Or, you may call the circulation desk at 541-917-4638 during the library's business hours to renew them by phone.

For many materials, you can renew your checkouts twice. Reserve materials cannot be renewed. You may renew online by using the "My Library Account" link on the library's webpage, in person at the library's circulation counter, or by phone. During the Library's open hours, please feel free to call the Circulation Counter at 541-917-4638 for assistance.

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Accessing library databases from home

The library's subscription databases are accessible to LBCC students, faculty, and staff from off campus. Users will be asked to enter their student ID number and year of birth before being allowed on the database. Please contact Jane Sandberg at sandbej@linnbenton.edu if you 

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What if the Library doesn’t have my course text?

We can work with partner libraries across the U.S. to get you the books, DVDs, articles, and other resources you need.  We call this service Interlibrary Loan.

Linn Libraries Consortium

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

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Renewing books and DVDs

  1. Ask your instructor to see if a copy of the item may be placed in the Library's Reserves collection.
  2. Ask the Librarian to see what other avenues might exist for obtaining items.

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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 I 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 bring 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 the LBCC community
  • Laptops - reserved for LBCC students
  • Course textbooks - reserved for LBCC students
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