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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 2 pm. Closed weekends and College holidays.

Summer hours are Monday-Thursday 7:30 am to 5:30 pm.

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. To renew items (technology included) students are responsible for speaking to library staff and verifying their enrollment in the following semester.  If you do not contact staff your item will not be automatically renewed and you will accrue late/lost item fees. 

Virtual Bookstore

Columbia College Virtual Bookstore:

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

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, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Friday 8:00 am to 2 pm. 
    • Summer hours: Monday - Thursday 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. 
    • Please make sure to bring a student ID or valid driver's license to check out items
    • You can place a hold on available items by using OneSearch, sending an email (, OR calling us (209) 588-5119. 
  • 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.