Monday, September 24, 2018

New Ask a Librarian Chatbot is Waiting for Your Questions

You may have noticed something lurking in the lower right corner of the Library's website recently. It looks like this:

Click on it and you can chat with a librarian.

Librarians can help you find textbooks, information about campus happenings, and are especially eager to help you with your research or just find the answer to basic questions. So, if you are on our web page looking for information to complete your assignment and you are lost, confused, or just don't know where to go ... ask a librarian!

Remember: when you see the "..." in the word balloon, a librarian is waiting for your question! Ask a Librarian.

Fall 2018 Friends of the Library Book Sale

Tuesday, October 16  - Hours: 10am - 3pm; (9 - 10am Friends of the Library members only)

Wednesday, October 17 - Hours: 9am - 3pm; $2-a-bag sale starts at 1pm

Great used books at incredible prices! The Friends of the Library will host their Fall Book Sale for two days. A variety of books will be available from bestsellers, romance, and mysteries to science, art, history and computers. Most books sell for $1.00. The sale will culminate with a "2-dollar-a-bag" sale from 1 - 3pm on the second day. Anyone may join the Friends of the Library prior to the book sale to take advantage of the first day one hour "pre-sale" exclusive for Friends members. The sale will be held inside of the library, with entry from the outside door. Metered parking is available in Lot E (take Merrimac Way to the southwest corner of campus). Please call (714) 432-0202 x21058 for further details.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

New Bestsellers in the Library

Hello avid reader,

We wanted to let you know that we have added several new bestseller titles to the OCC Library collection. We hope that you like this selection of new books. Please contact our Circulation Department if you wish to check out any of these titles (714-432-5705 or

Your input is very important to us! Please let us know if you have suggestions for book titles. Here is the link for the Library Material Purchase Request form on our web page:

Also, check out our blog page for library updates at

Our bestseller collection is funded by the OCC Friends of the Library. Please feel free to forward this message to anyone who may be interested in bestsellers at our library. Happy reading!

All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin - PS3607 .I28 A79 2018

Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo" by Zora Neale Hurston - E44 .H897 2018

The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware - PS6123 .A745 D43 2018

The Dime by Kathleen Kent - PS3611 .E674 D56 2017

Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America by Beth Macy - RC568 .O45 M33 2018

Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Things are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling - BF441 .R673 2018

Feared by Lisa Scottoline - PS3569 .C725 F43 2018

The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian - PS3552 .O495 F58 2018

Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man by Lynn Vincent - D774 .I5 V56 2018

The Outsider by Stephen King - PS3561 .I483 O98 2018

The Pharaoh Key by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child - PS3566 .R3982 P43 2018

Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter - PS3569 .L275 P54 2018

The President is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson - PS3603 .L56539 P74 2018

Severance by Ling Ma - PS3613 .A14 S49 2018

Texas Ranger by James Patterson - PS3566 .A822 T49 2018

Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House by Omarosa Manigault Newman - E912 .O47 2018

War Storm by Victoria Aveyard - PZ7 .A9529 War 2018

When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger - PS3623 .E432457 W48 2018

Yes We (Still) Can: Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump by Dan Pfeiffer - E907 .P44 2018

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour WED SEP 26

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

When: Wednesday, September 26 (7:00 PM)
Where: Robert B. Moore Theatre

The BMFF World Tour features an international selection of films that present a vast range of outdoor adventures and portraits, including climbing, mountain expeditions, remote cultures and the world’s last great wild places!
$12 for advance tickets; $15 at the door; $5 for OCC students with current ID. Save $3 on admission at the door by donating three or more books, DVDs or CDs per person! This discount does not apply to $5 student admission. Click here to purchase tickets online! -
Tickets are also available at local REI stores in Huntington Beach and Tustin. For general information, call (714) 432-0202 x21058. Free parking will be offered at OCC lot C and at the OC Fairgrounds across the street. All proceeds benefit OCC Friends of the Library.
Watch the preview for the 2018 BMFF World Tour  - 

BMFF World Tour Playlist:

Intersection: Micayla Gatto
USA, 2017, 5 minutes
Mountain biker Micayla Gatto takes the viewer into her world as a painter and as an athlete, riding through beautifully created masterpieces where colours come to life and reality blends with art.
2.5 Million
USA, 2017, 22 minutes
American skier Aaron Rice sets out to ski 2.5 million, human-powered, vertical feet in the backcountry and set a new world record.

United Kingdom, 2016, 4 minutes
2017 Best Short Mountain Film
For freediver Johanna Nordblad diving under the ice provides a surreal, calming environment that helps heal her injuries.

DugOut (Tour Edit)
United Kingdom, 2017, 41 minutes
Ben and James decide to travel to the Ecuadorian Amazon, live with an indigenous community, learn from them how to build a canoe from scratch, then take that canoe on a journey…what could go wrong?

France, 2016, 7 minutes
Iceland. A cold, rugged and forbidding landscape where powerful rivers plunge through bedrock gorges, over massive waterfalls toward the sea. A crew of French kayakers travel here to ask the question, “Why? Why do we do this?”

Germany, 2016, 26 minutes
Far north of the Arctic Circle, next to Sweden's highest mountain, one old man has chosen to spend his life as a caretaker of a lonely alpine hut. Retreating from obligations and everyday routines into the cold Arctic winter storms, he's set on finding peace of mind with the life he has lived and those he has chosen to leave behind.

Safety Third
USA, 2017, 29 minutes
Brad Gobright is beyond bold. From his runout and poorly protected trad climbs to his unimaginable free solos, watch as Gobright recovers from a back-breaking fall and attempts some of the hardest ascents of his career.

Ice Call - Backyards Project - Sam Favret
France, 2016, 3 minutes
Try to keep up to freerider Sam Favret as he gives us a new perspective of the mythical Mer de Glace, at the heart of Mont-Blanc.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Library Closure Monday September 3 for Labor Day

The Library will be closed Monday, September 3rd in observance of Labor Day. The Library will resume normal operating hours on Tuesday, September 4th.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Fall 2018 Library Operating Hours

The Library will return to normal school year operating hours in the fall:

  • Monday - Thursday: 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Friday:                      7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Saturday:                10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Sunday:                    Closed

Fall 2018 Library Workshop Schedule

The library provides workshops for students to learn how to do library and information research. Extra credit slips will be available if requested by your teacher. See the syllabus for more information.

  • Monday, Sept. 10, 6 pm
  • Wednesday, Sept. 19, 11 am 
  • Saturday, Sept. 22, 11 am
  • Tuesday, Sept. 25, 3 pm
  • Wednesday, Oct. 3, 1 pm
  • Tuesday, Oct. 9, 6 pm
  • Saturday, Oct. 13, 11 am
  • Tuesday, Oct. 16, 1 pm
  • Wednesday, Oct. 24, 6 pm
  • Saturday, Oct. 27, 11 am
  • Wednesday, Nov. 7, 3 pm
  • Saturday, Nov. 10, 11 am
  • Tuesday, Nov. 13, 6 pm
  • Tuesday, Nov. 27, 11 am
  • Saturday, Dec. 1, 11 am