All library services (reference services, research help, interlibrary loan of journal articles, ordering materials for the Library collection, etc.) are still available remotely. Most library resources are already available online through Find It.
Because the library building isn't open to the public, we offer curbside pickup service. Place a hold on books or DVDs 1-2 days in advance and you'll receive an email when they're available. If you would like assistance accessing these materials, please contact the Reference Desk at (541) 917-4645 or email@example.com.
See below for more information about laptop and hotspot requests and scanning.
Monday--Thursday 9:00 am -- 7:00 pm
Fridays 11:00 am -- 3:00 pm
Saturdays and Sundays 11:00 am -- 3:00 pm
New! You can also make an appointment with a librarian.
Monday -- Thursday 8:00 am -- 9:00 pm
Fridays 8:00 am -- 5:00 pm
Saturdays and Sundays 11:00 am -- 3:00 pm
Due to high volume, please expect up to one business day for callback or email response.
For items that belong to other libraries (interlibrary loans), due dates (and fines) are set by the lending library. For questions about interlibrary loan, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Return books, DVDs, and hot spots to the book drop outside the Albany Campus Library or a partner library in the Linn Libraries Consortium (make sure they're accepting returns, first!).
Laptops should be returned to the Public Safety Office (Red Cedar Hall 119). First call (541)926-6855. Be sure to get a note from the staff verifying the date, your name,
and the library barcode (starts with 3881300…). Return all bags, power cords, and other accessories that were checked out with the laptop.
Thank you for your cooperation during this outbreak and we hope to see you in person soon!
What you need to do to check out a library laptop or hotspot:
- Fill out the Equipment Request Form
- Wait for a library employee to contact you (usually within two days, Monday-Thursday) with information about pick-up. If you are not able to pickup the item, please let us know and we will discuss other options.
- Bring your photo ID to the designated pickup location after you have been informed that the item is available.
- Return all equipment in working order by the end of this current term. Failure to return items or returning damaged items may result in being charged the full replacement cost, plus a $10 processing fee and accrued fines.
- Comcast's Internet Essentials - Free for 60 days for qualified low-income families. Call 1-855-846-8376 for English or 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.
- Spectrum Broadband - Free for 60 days to households with a K-12 or college student who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription. Installation fees will be waived for these households as well. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395
Programs that help pay for Internet access or provide it at a reduced price.
- Lifeline - a federal program that lowers the monthly cost of phone and internet. Eligible customers will get up to $9.25 toward their bill. You can only use Lifeline for either phone or internet, but not both.
- everyoneon.org - offers broadband service to income-eligible families (for example, those that qualify for free or reduced school lunch, or who live in public housing) at a cost of around $10-12 per month (varies from state-to-state).
- A more comprehensive up-to-date list of programs is available from National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA).
- Computers with Causes - apply to receive a free computer
- PCs for People - offers refurbished low-cost computers that can be purchased online
- CTAC - Low-cost computers for people on public assistanc
- Free Geek - a Portland-based program that sells refurbished equipment online.
- everyoneon.org - Offers very low-cost laptops or desktops ($100-200).
- Alliance for Technology Refurbishing and Reuse (AFTRR) - has a map of non-profit refurbishers the US.
- OnIt Foundation - Another place to apply for a free computer, but must have a K-12 child
- You will most likely access Zoom through a link sent to you by your instructor, or made available from a support service like the Library. This short video shows you how to join Zoom from your computer or another internet-connected device.
- You can use Zoom on your computer or device or via a mobile app. Find out how to connect to Zoom with your device.
- If you don't have a smartphone, you can still participate in the audio portion of a Zoom conference through a regular phone. Learn how to join Zoom with a traditional phone.
- Here are some Student Tips for Participating in Online Learning.
We are offering curbside pickup at the Albany (main) Campus and the Benton Center for books and DVDs from the circulating (stacks) collection. To access these materials, place a hold on the resource from your library account. You can also choose another library in the Linn Libraries Consortium as a pickup location. You will be emailed when the items are available to pick up.
Pick up at the Albany Campus.
- Hours: 9:00am-3:00pm Monday-Friday.
- Location: Campus Store loading dock. IIf the door is closed, ring the doorbell by lifting the protective cover and pressing the button on the bottom. Keep scrolling down for a virtual video tour of the Albany campus curbside pickup location.
Pick up at the Benton Center.
- Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm Tuesday & Wednesday.
- Location: Go to the main door on the west side of the building and ring the doorbell. If you need to make arrangements to pick-up on another day, call (541)757-8944 x5101.
If you are picking up from one of our partner libraries, you will need to follow the procedures that particular library has for pick-up of library resources.