Welcome to the College of the Siskiyous Library!
The Library is here to help you throughout your time at COS.
Check out our online materials or visit the library for a comfortable quiet place to study.
September 28 - October 3 is Banned Books Week! "What is Banned Books Week?" you ask? Every year, all across America, concerned citizens challenge library books. A challenge "is a formal, written complaint, filed with a library or school requesting that materials be removed because of content or appropriateness." Check out a Banned Book Today and decide for yourself if it deserves to be censored!
Students, remember to request your Library Card!
August 31-October 7 the COS Library will host,
War Comes Home: The Legacy a traveling exhibition highlighting the experiences of veterans returning from war and their families.
Hours: Mon-Thurs -- 8 am - 5 pm, Fri -- 8 am - 2 pm
Thurs Evenings: 9/10, 9/24 & 10/8 -- 5 pm - 8 pm
Saturday: 9/12 -- 10 am - 2 pm
"I’m coming home! I’m looking forward to seeing you again...but I’m in no hurry to see the expressions on your faces when you see me." - Private Al Puntasecca, letter to his family, 1953.
For veterans, returning home from war can be both an exhilarating and challenging experience. Through private correspondence from almost every major conflict in U.S. history, War Comes Home offers insight into the thoughts and emotions of veterans and their families upon their homecoming. These intimate perspectives – from the Civil War era through the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq – reveal how war can shape a life, a family, and a community. This exhibition is a partnership with Cal Humanities and is a part of its War Comes Home initiative, which aims to raise awareness of and promote greater understanding of our veterans and explore the impact of war on our communities.
The Catalog allows you to search the Library’s collection of books and media items, as well as search for ebooks, full text articles and streaming video. To use ebooks, online articles or streaming video from off-campus, you will need your library card barcode number and
Want to learn about using the Library’s Catalog and databases? Stop by the Library for one-on-one help, visit our How Do I…? page, or attend one of the Library’s Student Success Seminars being offered throughout the semester. Look for “Library Research Basics” and “Tips & Tricks for Database Searching” on the schedule.
It is the mission of the College of the Siskiyous Library to meet the learning needs of students and the learning and instructional needs of faculty and staff by providing access to information and knowledge. The Library provides the best possible collections, support services, training, technology and facilities to assist students and staff in achieving success in accordance with the overall mission of the College. In addition, the Library works cooperatively with local public and school libraries and other organizations to serve the information and cultural needs of the community.