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Library Hours

Fall and spring hours are Monday - Thursday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Friday 8:00 am to noon. Closed weekends and College holidays.

Returning Materials and Technology

All library materials and technology are due back finals week. Everything (EXCEPT laptops) can be returned 24 hours a day to the green drop box near the flagpole in front of the firehouse. Laptops can be returned directly to the library during open hours. Students enrolled for spring courses can request to renew materials and technology by emailing the library at 

Virtual Bookstore

Columbia College Virtual Bookstore:

You can have your order shipped to the library OR you can have it shipped to your residence with free shipping by using the code "columbiafree" at checkout.

Please note that your order is NOT ready for pickup until a library staff member calls you.

Library Services

Borrowing Library Materials & Technology

  • Check item availability and loan period using OneSearch.
  • Place a hold on the needed items.
  • Pick-up the item when the library is open.
    • Spring & Fall: Monday - Thursday, 8:00am to 5:00pm and Friday 8:00am to noon. 
    • January 3 & 4, 2023, 10:00am to 3:00pm
    • Summer: Monday - Thursday, 7:30am to 5:30pm.
  • You can return most materials to the drop box outside the campus security office (near the flag poles) 24 hours a day. NOTE: laptops must be returned to the physical library during open hours. 


Have a question?

For the quickest response, email us at or use our Ask a Librarian form.  


Please make use of our online services and remote support options:

Renewing Materials

You can check your account and renew materials online. Note that all materials and technology - EXCEPT laptops - can be returned 24 hours a day to the green drop box near the flag pole in front of the firehouse.