In March of 2017, the Chetco Community Public Library joined the Coastline library network, a group of fourteen libraries in Coos and Curry Counties that make their collections available to their library members in a shared catalog.
The following libraries are included in the Coastline Network:
- Chetco Community Library
- Curry Public Library
- Agness Community Library
- Port Orford Public Library
- Langlois Public Library
- Bandon Public Library
- Coquille Public Library
- Myrtle Point Library
- Powers Library
- Dora Public Library
- Coos Bay Public Library
- North Bend Public Library
- Lakeside Public Library
- Southwestern Oregon Community College
What does this mean?
A New Catalog: More Items to Choose From
Your library and our website will still look the same, but joining Coastline means we will undergo a major upgrade to our library catalog. For a preview of what the new catalog will look like, please click on the following link: coastlinelibrarynetwork.org. This upgrade means that you will be able to request materials using our website from any public library in Coos or Curry County! This joint effort will serve 100,000 people on the Southern Oregon Coast and provide access to over 640,000 library items.
A New Service: Automatic Email Alerts
This new catalog will include many improved online features, including automated email alerts of overdue materials and pickup notices. Email alerts arrive faster and save paper, and are becoming a common service in libraries across the country. The library asks that you help with this change by providing a valid email address when you register for a library card or update information on your library account.
New Lending and Library Card Policies
As part of this transition, the Chetco Community Public Library and the other libraries in the Coastline Library Network were required to agree upon and adjust their lending policies, so that everyone in the network will be borrowing materials under the same rules. Before these changes take effect, we would like all of our patrons to be aware of and prepare for the following changes to our lending and library card policies:
Library Cards for Non-Residents: Beginning March 1, 2017, the cost of library cards for non-residents of the Chetco Community Public Library District will increase from $45.00 to $60.00 a year; a six-month non-resident card will increase from $25.00 to $35.00.
DVD Lending Policy: Beginning March 6, videos and DVDs in all the Coastline Libraries will check out for seven days. Overdue fines will rise from $0.10 per item per day to $1.00 per item per day.
Overdue Fines for All Other Materials: Beginning March 6, all other library materials (including books, audiobooks, and magazines) can still be borrowed for three weeks at a time. The overdue fines for these library materials will increase from $0.10 per item per day to $0.15 per item per day.