New Library Resources!

Annals of American History: Primary documents in American history, from 1493 to modern times.

Birds of North America: We’ve had this renowned resource from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in print for years, but now we have the online version, too. It provides comprehensive information on the 716+ bird species in North America.

Pre-finals extended hours:
Friday, June 6: 8 am - 9 pmSaturday, June 7: 10 am - 9 pmSunday, June 8: 10 am - 9 pm

Pre-finals extended hours:

Friday, June 6: 8 am - 9 pm
Saturday, June 7: 10 am - 9 pm
Sunday, June 8: 10 am - 9 pm


Although it’s hard to believe, we’re nearing the end of spring term. That means you’re probably looking at some final papers and projects. The Library is here for your questions - no matter how big or small. You can ask us in person, call, email or chat.

Library Classes for Summer Term

Want to improve your research skills this summer? Take one of our Library classes! Why? Here’s what one of your fellow students said about our Lib 127 class:

I believe this class should be a requirement for all students because it was such a learning experience for me, and I could have used the information earlier in my college career.

Citing your sources is not only really important, it’s easier than you think!

Library How-to

New to the Library and need a “tour”? Want to know how to link Google Scholar with COCC Library resources? Itching to learn how to use Literature Resource Center? We’ve got video tutorials and instructions on those things and more.

Don’t see a tutorial or instructions for your question? Let us know what you’d like to see! Email Michele DeSilva at

We want your feedback!

We are running two surveys at the moment, and we’d love to hear your responses to one or both.

Tell us what you think about e-books.


If you teach or take classes in Redmond, Madras, and Prineville, we’re seeking your feedback on Library services on those campuses. Take the survey.

National Library Week Celebrations

It’s National Library Week! Join us to celebrate on Thursday, April 17 @ 1 pm in the Library. Janet Gesme and Travis Allen will be providing beautiful cello music, and we’ll cut a cake baked by Cascade Culinary School students at 1:30. Hope to see you there!

A Soundtrack for Your Studies

Need some relaxing and non-distracting music to listen to while you study? Check out Naxos, a streaming music service available through the Library. You’ll find lots of great options for music to accompany your school work!

Birds of North America Online

It’s technically spring, though you wouldn’t necessarily know it by our recent weather. Spring and its (eventual) warmer temperatures will mean an increase in bird activity. So, it’s the perfect time for us to be trying out a new online resource - the Birds of North America Online. This is a comprehensive, richly illustrated resource for all the information you need about any kind of North American bird. Check it out today and let us know what you think about adding this resource to our Library: