Getting a library card is easy. If you have classes on the Weed campus, just stop by the Library to sign up. Please bring your Student Number (your "S" number) with you. Library cards are free for currently registered students, faculty, and staff.
You can also apply for a card online. Keep in mind that it will take 1-2 business days to process your online card application.
Residents of Siskiyou County who are 18 years or older may get a COS library card.
If you would like to check out our books but do not wish to purchase a card, you can request our materials for free through your local Siskiyou County Library branch. It may take up to a week to receive your book.
Stop by the Library on the Weed campus and we will issue you a replacement card. There is no fee for a replacement card. If you do not have classes on the Weed campus, please call us at (530) 938-5331 during our open hours and we can help you over the phone.
By logging into your online library account you can see a list of all the items you have checked out and their due dates. You can also renew your materials online if they are not wildly overdue. To access your account, all you need is your library card barcode number and password.
Once you get a library card you will need to create a password to go with it. It is not automatically linked to your other COS accounts and there is no default library password.
To create a password, follow these seven steps:
The Library cannot tell you what your password is (it's hidden, even from us!). If you forget your password you can reset your password by following the same steps you used to create it.
You are allowed to check out up to 10 items in total. Because we are a small library, you may only check out 5 items on the same topic at one time. You may check out up to 5 magazines at one time (they are included in your 10 total items).
Please note that most Reserve books, local history materials and audiovisual materials, as well as all reference books, microfilm, and bound magazines, are for in-library use only and may not be taken from the Library.
Community borrowers are limited to 5 items total at their first checkout. If you are in good standing after your first checkout, you will be allowed the regular maximum of 10 items total
Most circulating books and other materials can be checked out for three weeks. The library stamps the due date in the book when you check it out (or you can check your account online).
Books and other library materials may be returned to the outside book drop anytime or placed in the book return slot at the Library desk during open hours.
The outside book drop is in the "courtyard" area of the LRC where the main entrance doors are located. It is a big blue mailbox-shaped box that says "please return books here"—it's hard to miss!
The Library does not offer a waiting list system at this time. Please ask us if you would like a checked out item—we may have some options for getting you the item.
Yes! Don't be scared by the lengthy info below: having books sent to Yreka is really easy.
We can send the following types of materials to you at the Yreka campus for pickup:
We want to share as many of our materials with you as possible, so if you have a question about having something sent to Yreka, please ask!
Step 1: Please call (530) 938-5331 or contact us online to request materials. We will need to know:
Step 2: We will send your materials to the Yreka Campus Registration office (a.k.a. the Yreka Student Support Services Center) for pick up.
Step 3: When you pick up your item at the Yreka Campus, it will already be checked out to your library card.
To renew your books online, follow these steps:
Materials not returned to the library by closing time on the due date are subject to a fine of 20 cents per item per day up to a maximum fine of $5.00 per item. Fines on Reserve books and cameras are $1.00 per item per day up to a maximum of $5.00 per item.
*Each non-perishable food item will reduce your overdue fines by $1.00
For lost, damaged, or unreturned materials, you will be billed for:
If you have unreturned materials or large outstanding bills on your account, you may be blocked from registering for classes until it has been taken care of. You can pay your bill using cash or personal check; you cannot pay for lost, damaged or unreturned items using the Food for Fines program.
IMPORTANT: If you have overdue materials, you may not be allowed to check out additional materials until the overdue items are returned. If you do not return your overdue materials or pay your fines, you may lose your borrowing privileges. The library reserves the right to suspend the borrowing privileges of anyone who repeatedly has overdue materials.
You can pay your late fees by bringing in nonperishable food items for the local foodbank, Siskiyou Food Assistance. Each non-perishable food item will reduce your overdue fines by $1.00—and help out local residents in need. It's a win-win!
Fees for lost, damaged of unreturned materials cannot be paid for using the Food for Fines program.