(June 17 - June 22)
Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday: 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Summer Hours 

(June 24 - August 30)

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Library Card Registration

Please fill out this form to register for a library card. A librarian will send you your login information to your student email address.

Equipment Usage Agreement

Please fill out this form before you check out laptops, iPads, smart pens, or routers from the CGCC library. 

Database List

Need a peer-reviewed or academic article? See our list of databases to get started!


For quick questions (password resets, account registration/updates, access to full text documents that are behind paywalls...etc), email tstanek@cgcc.edu, call (541) 506-6081, or visit us at The Dalles campus in building one.

For more extensive research help (choosing/narrowing down a topic, navigating databases evaluating information, citation help...etc)  schedule a 30-minute research appointment

Find books, CDs, and DVDs

library shelf with books

Find magazine and journal articles

Find online books (ebooks)

Search dictionaries and encyclopedias


The CGCC Library breaks down systemic barriers to foster inclusivity and provide equitable access to resources that fulfill the curricular mission of the college. 

Locations and Hours

The Dalles Campus

Building 1, Room 1.250
400 East Scenic Drive
The Dalles, OR 97058-3434

Monday- 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday - 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

The Hood River Center

1730 College Way
Hood River, OR 97031-7502

(Self-serve)*: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

*Library staff is available by phone (541) 506-6081 during open hours.

You don't need a physical card to access the library. To register for an account, fill out this form, call 541-506-6081, or email library@cgcc.edu. You will need to provide your student ID number, name, phone number, and mailing address.

Next,  log in on our library page using the following information:

Your username is CGCC followed by your 7-digit student ID number without the hyphen. Please note that this is case sensitive and CGCC must be in all caps. Your password will be the last four digits of your phone number.

If this does not work for you, please contact the library at (541) 506-6081 or email tstanek@cgcc.edu for a new password.

Public patrons are welcome to use our library using a public card from Hood River or The Dalles.

Contact Us

Tori Stanek

Associate Dean of Teaching and Learning Foundations, Director of Library and Learning Commons

Kathy Viemeister

Manager of Library Services

Danny Jacobsen

Library Assistant

Food and Drink

Food and drink is not allowed in the library.


Community patrons under 18 are welcome to use the library and check out materials when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times while in the library. 

Computer Use

Students and community patrons are invited to use computers if they follow the college's Electronic Communications Systems Policy, which prohibits illegal activities, the harassment of others and damaging college networks or equipment.


The library has a print management system. Services are currently free. After you print, tell the librarian at the desk, and they will release the print job for you.


The library does not share patron information with third parties except as required by law or to facilitate interlibrary loans.

Borrowing and Circulation

Item Type Checkout Length
Books, audiobooks, Magazines, CDs 3 weeks
DVDs 1 week
Interlibrary Loans (ILLs) varies, usually at least 3 weeks
Course reserves varies

**Items may be renewed up to 2 times beyond the original checkout period, unless another patron has placed a hold on a given item.

Renew/Return Policies

Collection Development

The library collects materials to support the Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) mission. We strive to provide materials that:

  • Are relevant to class assignments
  • Represent multiple sides of a particular debate or topic
  • Faculty and other experts identify as relevant to their field 
  • Increase the breadth and depth of the collection
  • Are of local interest due to geography, history, or connection with community partners
  • Promote and encourage reading by all patrons
  • Are typical of small academic and rural libraries
  • Maximize available funds


Donated materials are welcome, and will be considered by the Dean of the Library and Learning Commons. Contact us for more information.

Fines and Fees

Overdue Items

  • The CGCC Library does not charge fines on overdue CGCC materials. Items more than 30 days overdue are considered lost, and the patron is assessed a non-refundable $5.00 service fee.
  • Interlibrary Loans are subject to overdue fines by the lending library.
  • Students with overdue library materials or who owe $10.00 or more will be prevented from registering. Grades, transcripts and diplomas are held until items are returned and charges paid. 

Lost or Damaged Items

Lost or damaged items incur a non-refundable $5.00 service fee plus the replacement cost of the item. Patrons are responsible for charges imposed by the lending library for lost or damaged Interlibrary Loan items.