Cochise College operates two physical libraries and a robust online collection of e-books, streaming media, and articles.
The physical libraries maintain a collection of over 60,000 books and media items, including DVDs and audiobooks, to support Cochise College curriculum and lifelong learning. Each library also has photocopiers, WEPA print stations, and computers with Internet access. The online library provides access to more than 8,700 magazines and scholarly journals, ebook collections containing over 41,000 titles, and 20,000 plus streaming videos. The online library is available 24/7 to students, faculty, and staff from home, campus, and even mobile devices. Cochise College librarians are available to help with research in person, by phone, and by email.
Charles Di Peso Library | Douglas Campus
Bldg 300 | (520) 417-4082
Andrea Cracchiolo Library | Sierra Vista Campus
Bldg 900 | (520) 515-5320
Friends of The Library
The Friends of the Cochise College Library is a volunteer-based activity under the auspices of the Cochise College Foundation, a non-profit organization. The mission of this organization is to foster understanding and appreciation of the Cochise College Libraries.
- To build a unified group of supporters who value the importance of the Libraries.
- To promote enrichment of the Library’s resources by soliciting and accepting monetary gifts as well as gifts of books, equipment, and other materials as deemed appropriate by the Library staff.
- To support the Libraries in promoting the highest standards for library services.
- To stimulate a greater awareness of the Library’s role in the College and community.
- To sponsor, through the Library, cultural events such as exhibits, lectures, readings, and other programs designed to add to the cultural life of the College and the community.
The Friends organization will support and adhere to the Library’s philosophy and guiding principles.
Although the primary benefit of membership is the satisfaction that comes from making a lasting contribution to learning, members also enjoy borrowing privileges at the Cochise College Libraries. Every Regular member and above receives a library card that entitles him or her to borrow books, CDs, and DVDs from the Libraries.
E-Books & Streaming Media
All Subjects, Reference E-books, General & Subject-specific Encyclopedias, Handbooks, & Dictionaries – Find answers fast! If you’re not sure where to start researching a topic, this is the place. Better than Wikipedia, you can use Credo sources for research papers.
All Subjects, E-books – More than 41,000 electronic books covering a variety of subject areas including Nursing and Allied Health, Business, Law Enforcement, History, and Social Sciences. Ebrary books can be read online or downloaded for offline reading.
Films on Demand
All Subjects, Streaming Educational & Documentary Films – Over 20,000 streaming programs available 24/7 from producers such PBS, Ken Burns, Khan Academy, Smithsonian Education, TEDTalks, and National Geographic. Most films include closed-captioning and transcripts.
American Welding Society Library
Welding E-books – Access the complete American Welding Society Library.
Nursing & Allied Health, Streaming Videos – Educational videos for Nursing Assistant students.
Articles & Research Help
Cochise College Library Article Databases
All Subjects – One of our 3 premier resource collections, ProQuest can be searched as a whole or by subject area. Special collections include nursing and allied health, education, psychology, & humanities.
Current Events, Controversial Issues, Topics of National Importance – Information on current and controversial subjects from Congressional Quarterly. Updated weekly, backfiles included to 1991.
Current Events, Controversial Issues – Articles, topic overviews, magazine and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, podcasts, and links to websites on current, controversial issues.
All Subjects – One of our 3 premier resource collections, EBSCO can be searched as a whole or by subject area. Special collections include business, military & government, and religion & philosophy.
Psychology – Access to 147 journals including the top scholarly, peer-reviewed psychology journals published by the American Psychological Association and the Canadian Psychological Association.
Literature & Literary Criticism – Work overviews, author biographies, and critical analysis of poetry, short stories, novels, and plays from the classics to the present. Search by author, title, or character and browse by theme.
All Subjects – One of our 3 premier resource collections, Gale can be searched as a whole or by subject area. Special collections include gender studies, agriculture, culinary arts, criminal justice, fine arts, allied health, and pop culture.
Nursing & Allied Health from ProQuest
Nursing & Allied Health – Access to journals on nursing and related subjects such as radiology, occupational therapy, and diagnostic imaging, many in full-text. Articles include research, case studies, best practices, and more.
Interlibrary Request for Full-text Articles
All Subjects – Use this form to request full-text articles not found in Cochise College databases. Full-text articles will be delivered electronically to the email address you provide.
Research Guides & Resources
Struggling with the research process? ProQuest Research Companion Website can help.
- MLA Style Center Website
- MLA Guide from Purdue OWL Website
- APA Guide from Purdue OWL Website
- APA Style Free Tutorials Website
- Oops, I Plagiarized Website – What to cite and why from UCLA
- Quoting, Summarizing, and Paraphrasing: What’s the difference? Website
- Paraphrasing Without Plagiarizing Website
Other Article Databases
Arizona State Library Databases
All Subjects – For Arizona residents only. A collection of databases that includes thousands of online articles and images from journals, newspapers and accurate, current research materials.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Career Planning, Employment and Job Statistics – Detailed profiles of hundreds of occupations including types of work, work environment, education or training needed, pay, and employment projections.
Education – The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) provides unlimited access to more than 1.3 million citations for journal articles (some full text) and other education-related materials.
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Medicine – Full text access to 250 peer-reviewed, academic journals. Registration (free) is required to access content.
Sierra Vista Campus
The Cochise College Libraries are open to the public. Borrowing privileges are reserved for the following groups. Types of materials allowed and duration of checkouts vary.
- Currently enrolled Cochise College students
- Cochise College faculty and staff
- Currently enrolled Cochise College Adult Education students
- Currently enrolled University of Arizona South students
- University of Arizona South faculty
- Currently enrolled Wayland Baptist University students
- Wayland Baptist University faculty
- Friends of the Cochise College Libraries
Anyone who uses the Cochise College Libraries agrees to abide by the Libraries’ posted Code of Conduct. Borrowers must present a valid student or government issued id when checking out items other than public use computers.
Books check out for 21 days. These books may be renewed if not requested by another patron. Cochise College faculty and staff may check out books for a semester. Reserve books circulate for periods designated by instructors. Some reference books may be checked out overnight with a librarian’s permission. Overnight checkouts are due at 9 a.m. the next working day. Most reference books and periodicals are for in-library use only.
Students, faculty, staff and Friends of the Library may check out DVDs or video cassettes for seven days. Audiobooks and music CDs check out for three weeks. These items may be renewed if not requested by another patron. Most reference media items are for in-library use only by students or may be checked out by faculty members.
Cochise College Libraries charge fines for overdue materials, damaged materials, and lost items.
|Type of Material||Fine Per Day Overdue|
|Books, Audiobooks, Music CDs||10 ¢|
|DVDs and Videos||$1.00|
|Laptop with Power Supply||$10.00|
|2-Hour Laptop with Power Supply||$2.00 per hour|
|Reserve Materials||$1.00 per hour|
|Lost Item||Cost of item + $10 processing fee|
|Damaged Item||As assessed by the Librarian
(not to exceed cost of item)
|Please Note: In the case of rare or out-of-print items, patrons may be billed the replacement cost of the item rather than the original price.|
|Suspension of Privileges|
|Students with fines above $5 may not check out any materials until all outstanding fines are cleared, but may use a computer in the Library.|
|Fines not cleared in a timely manner will be transferred to the Cochise College Business Office. Students with Business Office restrictions will have to clear their record before library privileges can be reinstated.|
|Faculty and staff members must clear any overdues before checking out additional materials.|
|Non-Cochise College affiliates with fines or overdue materials may not check out materials or use a computer in the Library until all outstanding fines or overdues are cleared.|
We adhere to all copyright laws and regulations. Our libraries will not duplicate copyrighted media without written permission from the publisher. We ask patrons using college photocopiers to read the posted information regarding copyright. Copyright violations may result in loss of library privileges.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I… ?
Cochise Colleges utilizes a cloud system for printing. Documents and files printed from computers in the library can be picked up at any WEPA (Wireless Everywhere. Print Anywhere) kiosk.
Kiosk locations are as follows:
- Douglas Campus: MISSL, Dorms, and Library
- Sierra Vista Campus: Library and LCC
- Benson, Santa Cruz, and Wilcox: One per center in main building
Cost to Print:
Black and white: $.08 each
Color prints: $0.35 each
Cloud printing is integrated with student ID cards. After sending a print job, swipe your ID at any kiosk to select which jobs to print and which jobs to discard. After confirming the print job, the kiosk will print. Each semester, every student is provided $.80 of print credits per credit hour taken. Add money to your WEPA account through campus business offices or by using a credit card.
Community members using library computers can print to WEPA kiosks either by using a WEPA prepaid card or by swiping a credit or debit card. There is a 40-cent fee per credit/debit card transaction. WEPA prepaid cards are available for purchase through the campus business offices.
Cochise College students, staff, & faculty may use the online library from home. First log in to the My Cochise portal and then click on the Library Research Resources page under My Communities. A selection of electronic library resources are listed here on the main library web page, but a complete list is available through My Cochise
You can find articles on just about any subject using the Cochise College Libraries’ article databases. ProQuest, EBSCO, & Gale cover the widest variety of topics, so they are good places to start.
We also have special databases such as Bloom’s Literature for writing & literature as well as PsycArticles (psychology), P.I.L.O.T.S. (p.t.s.d. resources), and ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health Source.
Librarians are available to help with your research in person, by email, or by phone. Stop by the Douglas or Sierra Vista campus libraries, email us using the Ask a Librarian link at the top of the page, or call either library and ask to speak to a librarian.
Search the Library Catalog Website. Type in keywords for your subject and click search. You can narrow down your search by typing quotes around a phrase (“death penalty”) or by clicking the category links on the right-hand side of the search results page.
You can find ebooks by choosing “Online” from the list of libraries on the main Library Catalog Website search page or by going to ebrary directly. You can search the full text of the book through the ebrary database. Simply type in keywords or phrases and click Search.
Ebrary Website is always available through the MyCochise portal for reading ebooks. To download ebooks, first sign in to your personal ebrary account using your C number (no password needed). Locate the book you want to download and click the Download link. You can download two ways.
- Download a .pdf of a single chapter or page range (up to 60 pages). This file will be yours to keep. OR
- Download the whole book using Adobe Digital Editions (website) (free from Abobe.com). When you download the whole book, it will expire after 14 days. However, you can download the book again if you still need it. You can also use the Bluefire Reader app for iOS and Android to download ebrary books to a mobile device.