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Who can borrow from OC Libraries

Olympic College Libraries extend borrowing privileges to:

All students and employees of Olympic College.

All of the following groups (after obtaining a Community Patron account):

  • Residents of Kitsap and Mason Counties who are at least 16 years old
  • Students enrolled with one of our university partners
  • Students at another Washington State Community College (reciprocal agreement regardless of address)
  • Enlisted military stationed in Bremerton or elsewhere in Kitsap County

How to borrow items from the library

In the library- Bring whatever items you would like to borrow to the Check-out counter along with your Olympic College ID card, or other photo identification card, such as a Driver's License or state-issued ID.

Checking out In-Library Use Reserve items or requires leaving your student ID or a Washington State ID at the Check-out desk.  

Online resources- An OC email and password provides access to library materials online from anywhere. Community Users have access to online resources when logged onto library computers. 

Length of loan by item

Borrowing information organized by material, loan period, and item limits


Loan Period

Max. Item Limit

Circulating Books

21 days

Loan will automatically renew for a second 21-day period if no one else has requested the book. You will NOT receive notification when you book auto-renews, but can review your account by selecting the "My Account" link on the library home page.


10 for Community Patrons

Reserve Books

Varies: Library-use only, 1 day, 3 days, 7 days


Reference Books

Students: library-use only

Faculty: as needed


Electronic Books

Download to device for 1-7 days



7 days


Circulating Videos

7 days


Reserve Videos

Varies: library-use only or up to 3 days


CDs (music)




Students: 2-hour library-use only



power cords

Library use only


Request or Place a Hold

OC Libraries transfer books between our locations. Let us know you want something by requesting it. You can do this by locating the item in OneSearch and then using the "Request" link. You will need to be signed into your library account (with your OC email and password).

Highlighted text reading "Request" from the OneSearch item details

It may take a couple of days for items to transit between campuses, but we will update you at your OC email account when your items are ready for pickup. You can also use this when an item you want is checked out- it will place a hold on the item and we can update you about it when it becomes available!

Need to renew items you already have checked out?

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