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Using CCC Library

CCC Library supports students, faculty, staff, and community members by teaching users how to find and evaluate information, providing access to millions of print and online resources, assisting with research, and offering space to learn.

What are Course Reserves?

CCC Library offers access to many required textbooks, recommended textbooks, workbooks, and other course materials through our Course Reserves collection. This collection is located on the Oregon City Campus, at the Circulation Services desk.

  • Print textbooks: Check if CCC Library has a print copy of your textbook(s) by using the Course Reserves search box below. Come to CCC Library to check out the book for in-library use.
  • Online chapters of textbooks: Request CCC Library email a scanned PDF of a textbook chapter to you by using the "Request one textbook chapter" form below.

Find Course Reserves


Libraries + Articles - Search for items at CCC Library, Summit Libraries, and ProQuest and Gale databases.

Search for items at CCC Library and Summit Libraries, which can be received in 2-5 days.

Books, eBooks, videos, and other items at CCC Library

Put your course code with a space between the letters and numbers (example: WR 121) in the box above, click "search" to search for your textbook in our Course Reserves collection. Course-specific textbooks and materials that your instructor has added to CCC library's Course Reserves collection for your class.


Not finding your textbook in Course Reserves? Email

CCC faculty members are expected to "place one copy of all required and recommended texts on reserve in the library or the department office, consistent with Clackamas Community College copyright policies" (ISP170P). If your course texts are not on Course Reserve, feel free to ask your instructors to make them available in CCC Library.

Course Reserves - Request one textbook chapter

CCC Library can help you out with your course textbooks. As long as the College is closed, CCC Library is closed and unable to provide access to our print Course Reserves. But! We can provide some Course Reserve material electronically.

How can I get my textbook?

Associated Student Government (ASG) offers Textbook Grant Money! (And other grants to help you pay for stuff!)

Other textbook options are listed below.

Financial Aid and textbooks

All students with an accepted financial aid offer can order books through the bookstore and charge them against future aid for the term. Bookstore charging opens the week prior to the start of the term, and closes on Sunday of the second week (last day to add/drop). The initial limit is $500, but can be increased on a case-by-case basis.

Contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships for more information: or 503-594-6082

Course Reserves submission process

Barnes and Noble "Inclusive Access" textbooks

What is Inclusive Access?

Some CCC classes may use Barnes and Noble's "Inclusive Access" textbook model. This means that your instructor has chosen to add the cost of your course materials (like your textbook) to the amount you are charged for the class. This charge will be added to your student account, just like tuition.

How do I access my textbook with Inclusive Access?

If your class is using Inclusive Access, you will receive an email on the first day of the term with information on how to access your course materials. The email will be sent to your student email account. 

Can I opt out of Inclusive Access for a refund?

Yes, you can opt out of Inclusive Access and receive a refund. Barnes and Noble's website includes instructions on how to opt out. The email that you receive on the first day of the term should also include instructions on how to opt out. You must opt out before the end of the add/drop period to receive a refund. The add/drop period ends on the date listed as the "last day to drop a class with a refund" on the Important Dates chart.

Once requested, your student account will be updated to reflect the Inclusive Access refund.

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