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Virtual Library: Returns and Renewals

The Library is operating remotely. Reference assistance and most of our resources are available online

Returns and Renewals of Library Items and Student Equipment (like laptops)


Most non-textbook books will renew automatically with an end of term due date.

If you log in to your college library account and try to renew and get a message that you are unable to renew, it may be because you are not registered for classes. If that is the case, please contact the Circulation Desk via email and someone will respond as soon as possible. Please do not be alarmed if there is a short delay.

To renew student equipment such as laptops and Chromebooks, fill out the Student Equipment Renewal Form. 

Return options for
books, dvds, calculators, CCRLS items, and Lending Library items (see exceptions for Laptops and Chromebooks below)

Option 1 - Return items to the outside bookdrop
Outside bookdrops are available at the Salem and Yamhill Valley Campuses (YVC).
The Salem bookdrop is located outside of building 9 near the green parking lot.  
The YVC bookdrop is located outside the front doors of building 1.

*Please do not place boxes over 3 inches into the bookdrop.  This can cause a jam and interfere with other items being returned.  If you believe your item will not fit into the bookdrop, email to make additional arrangements.

*Binder books: To preserve the integrity of the binder and its contents please rubber band or return in a plastic bag.

Option 2 - By Mail
Mail items to:
Chemeketa Community College - Library
PO BOX 14007
SALEM, OR 97309
*Borrowers are responsible for proper packaging and return postage

Option 3 - Renew your items
Items can be kept longer if needed for Summer Term, just email us at


Exceptions - Laptops and Chromebooks
Please DO NOT return your electronic device through the mail or the bookdrop.  Please contact the library at or by calling 503-399-5043 to set-up a return time.  

To renew a laptop for Summer Term, please submit a Student Equipment Renewal Form.