Getting Materials

Please note that, through Fall 2020, physical materials will be available  through curbside pickup. Learn more on the Curbside Pickup section of our COVID-19/Remote Services page.

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

You can place a hold on an item at LBCC or a partner library through Find It or 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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Renewing books and DVDs

You may renew physical materials online or 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. See these step-by-step instructions for more details.

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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 have any trouble logging in.

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Can the library help me access my course texts?

Course reserves are not circulating while the physical library building is closed. Students can request a scan of up to 30 pages of a textbook the library owns.  If you can't afford your course materials, contact the Roadrunner Resource Center (resources@linnbenton.edu) for help acquiring them. If you need further support, contact libcirc@linnbenton.edu. 

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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