Updated 5 Oct 2020

Library Spaces Re-Opening:

The Library Services window will now be open, Mon – Thur from 8am – 5pm!!!

The Library Study Rooms will be open Mon – Thur from 8am – 5pm.  The doors will be unlocked at 8am.  Only one person allowed per small room and 2 people in the Group Study Rooms.  When you leave the room, lock the door, and flip the sign around, so our cleaning staff know that the room needs to be serviced.

The Main Library will be closed this term, but you may place a hold on any of our items and pick them up at the Library Services window, or a nearby public library.  Contact us at for more info!

The Nobel Prize Announcements will be 5 – 12 October 2020

Check out our FB and Instagram for more Nobel Prize Info!!

Who was Alfred Nobel?  From the website:

“Alfred Nobel was an inventor, entrepreneur, scientist and businessman who also wrote poetry and drama. His varied interests are reflected in the prize he established and which he lay the foundation for in 1895 when he wrote his last will, leaving much of his wealth to the establishment of the prize.

Since 1901, the Nobel Prize has been honoring men and women from around the world for outstanding achievements in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and for work in peace.”

Watch the 2020 Nobel Prize Announcements HERE!!!

Upcoming Schedule:

Physiology or Medicine – Monday 5 October, 11:30 CEST at the earliest
Physics – Tuesday 6 October, 11:45 CEST at the earliest
Chemistry – Wednesday 7 October, 11:45 CEST at the earliest
Literature – Thursday 8 October, 13:00 CEST at the earliest
Peace – Friday 9 October, 11:00 CEST
Economic Sciences – Monday 12 October, 11:45 CEST at the earliest

The OCCC Library holds titles from many of past Nobel Prize Winners in Literature.  Contact us to place a hold on one of these or another of your choice!



Taft Dual Credit Writing Students:

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Apply for a Library Card

Library Cards

With this form, you can apply for your card to the Chinook Library Network, which includes Oregon Coast Community College’s collection, as well as those of:

  • Clatsop Community College Library
  • Tillamook Bay Community College Library
  • Siletz Public Library
  • Toledo Public Library
  • Waldport Public Library

OCCC Library cards may be obtained by completing this Library Card Application. Hard copy application forms may be picked up at the Circulation Office off the Commons in the Central Campus, Newport.

Member cardholders are allowed to use the card for borrowing purposes at any of the above-named libraries. Library cards are available free of charge.

OCCC books check out for a two-week loan period, while OCCC audiovisual materials check out for a one-week loan period. Other Chinook libraries may have different length checkout periods. Please respect each library’s due dates.

Privacy & Confidentiality: The Library gathers the patron’s name, address, phone number and email address for the purposes of circulating library materials.  Library card applications are kept in a locked file cabinet, within a locked room accessible only to library staff personnel. Only library staff have access to the applications, and only will access them when an address or telephone number needs to be verified.  Library card applications and patron accounts are purged when the library patron no longer wants a library account.  Cancellation requires a written notice to the Librarian, along with a valid federal or state photo ID.

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Make a Purchase Suggestion

Make a Purchase Suggestion

Privacy & Confidentiality:

The Library gathers the patron’s name, phone number, and email address for the purpose of checking back with the patron should we have more questions, or to let the patron know whether the purchase was made and when it will be available for check-out.  Only the Librarian has access to the suggestion forms, and will delete them when the purchase has been received.

Planning for Library and Information Literacy resources is guided by feedback from our users, including faculty, staff, students, and the local community.  Please use this form to suggest a resource.

Request an InterLibrary Loan

Request and InterLibrary Loan

The OCCC Library offers free InterLibrary loan services to students, faculty and staff.  Articles, books, DVDs, and more may be requested.  Requested materials may be picked up at the OCCC Central Campus in Newport, or at the North Center in Lincoln City by special request.

Privacy & Confidentiality: The Library gathers the patron’s name, phone number,and email address for the purpose of requesting library materials from another library.  Paper requests are kept in a locked file cabinet, within a locked room accessible only to library staff personnel. Only library staff have access to the requests, and only will access them to notify the patron that the requested item is available.  Paper requests are purged when the the item has been successfully returned to the lending library.  Electronic requests are stored on a staff computer within a locked room accessible only to library staff personnel.  Electronic requests are deleted once the materials have been returned to the lending library, or when an article has successfully reached the patron.

For more information about InterLibrary Loans, see the “Access to and Use of Library Services Policy.”

Item Request Forms

How to Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us in these ways:

  • In person at the Library Services Window at the Central County Campus, 400 SE College Way, Newport, OR  97366.
  • By email at
  • By phone at (541) 867-8526
  • By using the Ask a Librarian form, at the top of the page
  • If you would like to set up a Zoom appointment please let us know– we are happy to provide live assistance via Zoom!

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