Jul 17, 2024  
Catalog 2023-2024 
Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Services to the Community

Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service (CCRLS)


Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service (CCRLS) facilitates the operation of member libraries, including the College library, Grand Ronde Tribal Library, and 16 public libraries in the College district and adjacent areas. Enrolled college students are eligible to access materials and services through any member library.

Funded by a regional library tax, CCRLS provides essential technologies and logistics to members. CCRLS-provided resources include: computer networks and hardware; a courier service to distribute materials between member libraries; a full-featured library services platform accessed via the online catalog (catalog.ccrls.org) or mobile application (CCRLS Mobile for Android or iOS); inter-library loan; and popular digital content such as e-books, audiobooks, streaming video, and specialty websites.

Community Locations

Committed to lifelong learning, the College schedules a wide variety of credit, noncredit, and Continuing Education classes, which meet during the day and evening and on weekends throughout the College district. These include college transfer courses, career and technical education, skill-upgrading classes, and personal enrichment classes, fitness, language, computer skills, and other topics. In response to community requests, the College is willing to develop and schedule other classes.

Chemeketa’s Yamhill Valley Campus, Polk Center, and Woodburn Center also provide Adult Basic Education, General Educational Development (GED) test preparation, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), and High School Completion programs.

In addition to classes, the community locations above provide these services:

  • Academic advising, program planning, and course selection guidance
  • Career counseling
  • Information on financial aid and on veterans’ benefits
  • GED, placement, and interest testing
  • Employment and training services for businesses and job seekers

The Gretchen Schuette Art Gallery


The Gretchen Schuette Art Gallery is located on the Salem Campus, Bldg. 3, Rm. 122. The gallery introduces contemporary art to students and the community. We host regularly-changing shows that feature professional artists working in a wide range of subjects and media. Artwork by Chemeketa students is showcased at the end of the academic year and a faculty show is mounted biennially. The gallery hosts an artist-inresidence program with an associated gallery show every fall term. The gallery is also home to poetry readings and roundtable discussions organized within the Chemeketa community. To learn about exhibits and check gallery hours, visit chemeketa.edu/programs-classes/program-finder/art/gretchen-schuette-art-gallery or call 503.399.2533.


Salem Campus, Bldg. 2, Rm. 171

Chemeketa’s Planetarium presents museum-quality sky shows on Friday evenings during the Fall, Winter, and Spring terms. The planetarium also features a Spitz model 512 sky instrument that projects 2,500 stars, five planets, and the sun, moon, and sky coordinated on a 35-foot dome. The projector can project the sky for any date, past, present or future, as seen from any location on earth. Come explore the skies with a show and accompanying star talk.

Admission is $5, with special rates for students. Call to arrange group showings at other times for schools, clubs, and organizations. Call 503.399.6256 or email beatriz.arevalo@chemeketa.edu