Monday, January 18, 2021

CLOSED for Martin Luther King Day

Image of the Martin Luther King Jr. Statue and quote "The time is always right to do what is right."
In honor of Martin Luther King Day, chat with a librarian and curbside pickup services are closed.  We will be open tomorrow.  

Monday, January 4, 2021

Chat with a Librarian During Intersession

Have questions about how to find books, articles, films or other information?  

The OCC Librarians are online and available to chat Monday - Thursdays, 12:00pm-4:00pm during Intersession.  


Friday, December 11, 2020

Chat and Curbside Pickup CLOSED for Winter Break

Happy Holidays from the OCC Library Staff!

Chat with a Librarian and curbside pickup closed from Saturday, December 12th - Sunday, January 3rd.

Librarians will be back online during Intersession starting Monday, January 4th at noon.  

Have a safe and wonderful holiday season and winter break! 

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

2020-21 Banff Mountain Film Festival is Online!

Image of mountain trekkers
Photo by Jackman Chiu on Unsplash

The 2020/2021 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is now online! 

Tickets are available for two exciting programs at this site until October 24, 2021:


Please NOTE: if you joined the online Banff Film Festival in early Fall 2020, these are brand new film packages!  

The Friends of the Library will earn a percentage of ticket revenues through this URL. Please choose individual programs for $15 each or the two-program bundle for $28.

We hope that you enjoy this Banff Film Festival experience online! 

Thank you for supporting our Friends of the Library and the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour at OCC!

If you have any difficulty purchasing programs, or with the platform in general, please contact Vimeo directly using the Help tab at the bottom of the online festival URL.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Extended Chat Hours for Finals!

Get ready for extended Chat with a Librarian hours during the last two weeks of the semester!  

Librarians will be online for longer hours to help you with your research and information needs starting Wednesday, December 2nd.  

Finals hours are: 

Wednesday 12/2:  8:00am - 12:00am

Thursday 12/3:  8:00am - 12:00am

Friday 12/4:  10:00am - 3:00pm

Saturday 12/5:  10:00am - 3:00pm

Sunday 12/6:  CLOSED

Monday 12/7:  8:00am - 12:00am

Tuesday 12/8:  8:00am - 12:00am

Wednesday 12/9:  8:00am - 12:00am

Thursday 12/10:  8:00am - 9:00pm

Friday 12/11:  8:00am - 3:00pm


CLOSED During Winter Break (Dec. 12 - Jan. 3)

Chat with a Librarian Closed for Thanksgiving Weekend

Image of autumn leaves.  Says Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving. 

The OCC Librarians and Library Staff wish you a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.  

Chat with a Librarian will be CLOSED Thursday, Nov. 26 - Sunday, Nov. 29    

Access to the virtual library is available 24/7! 

Monday, August 17, 2020

Welcome to Fall 2020

Wishing you a great start to the Fall Semester! 

While the Library is physically closed, we have many resources and services available to help you succeed in your classes.  We hope to see you online! 

Library Online Chat hours are (Aug. 24 - Dec. 12): 
Monday - Thursday: 8am - 9:00pm
Friday: 8am - 3:00pm
Saturday:  10:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED


Some key resources include: 
  • Ebook Collection:  You can search for e-books in our library catalog.  There are thousands of ebooks available through the library. You can download sections of books, highlight & annotate, and access citation information for the book. 
  • Print Books - Curbside Pick Up: Our physical collection is still available to you! Curbside pickup is now available Monday-Thursday from 1:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M.  Sign into OCC Discovery to locate an item and request it. Staff will check items out to you upon pickup.  The pickup location is located behind the library, and the usual 10 item limit policy applies.  For information on how request a book, please contact the librarian through chat or click on the "help" button in Discovery.
  • Magazine, Newspaper, & Journal Articles: Use the Databases to find magazine, newspaper, and journal articles. Get started by going to Databases A-Z, and selecting a database by the subject area you need (or pick one of our favorite general databases, like Ebsco Power Search or ProQuest Central)
  • Streaming Videos: The OCC Library has thousands of streaming films, documentaries, and newsreels.  Get started by searching in Films on Demand or Kanopy Streaming Video. 
  • Library Workshops: Throughout the Fall semester 12 online library workshops are available to learn the basics of using the library.  Come with your questions or just to learn more about how to conduct library research. 
  • Get Help: Librarians are available online for asking questions via chat (icon in lower right hand corner) or research appointments
  • Follow us on Instagram: Find us at @occ_library for info on the library, resources, and little bits of motivation.