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Textbook Affordability and Open Educational Resources (OER)

This guide is an introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) and efforts to lower student textbook and course material costs at CCC.

What are Course Reserves?

Course Reserves is a collection of textbooks that students can check out from the library for a limited amount of time. CCC Library does not purchases textbooks for Course Reserves. Departments are responsible for obtaining copies of course materials and providing them to the library. For more information, see ISP 170P Textbook and Instructional Materials Adoption Procedure.

CCC Library's most frequently checked-out resources are Course Reserves material. Providing your textbook or class materials saves students money and helps students who:

  • have delays in their financial aid disbursement or other financial hardship;
  • would like to work on campus, but left the book at home;
  • can't get the book from the bookstore yet; or
  • are thinking about taking the class, and want to see the material to help them decide.

Students are grateful and excited when they discover that a course textbook or workbook is available.

Note that instructors or departments need to provide all course reserves items: CCC Library does not order the textbook for you.

Full-term Textbook Loans

CCC Library offers full-term loans for some course materials! This collection of textbooks is made possible by collaboration between CCC Library and CCC's Associated Student Government. Textbooks available for full-term checkout are located in the Dye Learning Center and can be checked out for an entire term. Full-term loans will always be due back to CCC Library by the last day of term. 

Do you have any extra copies of the textbook you require or recommend for your course? If so, please consider donating them to the library to be included in this collection! 

Questions? Contact Justine Munds.

Submit Course Reserves

1. Complete the following form:

2. Drop off or mail course materials to the library. 

Mailing address: 

Course Reserves

Clackamas Community College Library

19600 Molalla Avenue

Oregon City, Oregon 97045


Find Course Reserves

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 syllabus language

If your textbook is held by the library in our Course Reserves collection, let your students know by including this language in your syllabus! 

The required text for this class, INSERT TITLE HERE, is in the Course Reserves collection at CCC library. The CCC library Course Reserves collection provides students with free access to textbooks and other course materials. Students may visit the library and check out the required text for this class for INSERT LOAN TIME LIMIT HERE. Course Reserves materials have a time limit to ensure that all students have a chance to access their course materials. CCC Library has two high-speed scanners available for student use. To learn more about Course Reserves, visit

Note: not all classes will have their textbook on reserve at the library. Visit to learn how to search in the Course Reserves collection.

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