The CGCC library offers a variety of physical and digital resources, as well as subscriptions to research databases. Search our collection here:

Find books, CDs, and DVDs

Find magazine and journal articles

Find online books (ebooks)

Search dictionaries and encyclopedias


The mission of the library is to provide quality library and information resources and services for students, faculty, and staff to support the curricular mission of the college. The library is an essential facet of the education process including student success.

Locations and Hours

The Dalles Campus

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

Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: Campus closed

The Hood River Center

1730 College Way
Hood River, OR 97031-7502

(Self-serve)*: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday: Campus closed.

*Library staff is available on Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and by phone ((541) 506-6081) during open hours.

When you register for classes, you automatically get access to our library resources. You don't need a physical card (though you can get one from The Dalles Campus if you want to use it at the public library).

To use our resources, 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 for a new password.

Public patrons are welcome to use our library without a CGCC library card. You can use a public card from Hood River or The Dalles, or can ask us for a guest pass.

Contact Us

Dylan McManus

Dean of the Library and Learning Commons

Tori Stanek

Digital Access and Public Services Librarian

Kathy Viemeister

Interim Manager of Library Services

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.