Library Policies

Borrowing and Circulation

Item Type Checkout Period
Books 3 weeks
Books on CD / Music CDs 3 weeks
DVDs 1 week
Magazine Issues 3 weeks
Interlibrary Loans (ILLs) Variable, usually at least 3 weeks
Reserves Library use only or 1 day

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

Collection Development

Computer Use

The library provides access to computers and the Internet in support of the college mission. Students and community patrons are invited to use these resources provided they follow the college's Electronic Communications Systems Policy, which prohibits illegal activities, the harassment of others and damaging college networks or equipment.

To use a computer, log in with your library card number. If you are not a student, you can still use our computers; just request a guest pass from the desk.


College Policies

CGCC Copyright and Fair Use Administrative Rule

CGCC Copyright and Patents Policy

CGCC Reproduction of All Copyrighted Materials Policy

Library Resources

Copyright and Fair Use


Donated materials are welcome for consideration by the Director of Library Services regarding their usefulness to the college library. Donations must be accompanied by a completed Library Donation Form.

Fines and Fees

Overdue Items

The CGCC Library does not charge fines on overdue CGCC materials. Items more than thirty days overdue are considered lost and the patron is assessed a non-refundable $5.00 service fee.

CGCC patrons may be charged overdue fines by the lending library for overdue interlibrary loan items.

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.

Unpaid Bills

Patrons with unpaid library bills will have financial holds placed on their student records. The library and the college reserve the right to send unpaid bills to a collections agency.

Food and Drink

Food and drink is allowed in the library.


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

Overdue Materials

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. Other collections fees, charges, and credit impairment may result.


Cost per Page Single-Sided Double-Sided
Black and white $0.10 $0.20
Color $0.25 $0.50

The library has a print management system

  • Log onto the computer with your library barcode
  • Current students get $5 worth of free printing per quarter
  • If you have no money in your account, you can add more at the Library Help Desk.


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

Public Patrons

The Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) Library is on The Dalles Campus and open to the public. The CGCC Library is a member of the Sage Library System, which means Wasco and Hood River County residents can use their public library cards to borrow items directly from the college library.

Washington State residents have several options for borrowing materials and should contact the library for details.