Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Mark Your Calendars for the Fall 2019 Book Sale!

Friends of the Library Fall 2019 Book Sale Image

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 romance and mysteries to science, art, history, and computers.

When: Tuesday, October 22 - Hours: 10am - 3pm
Wednesday, October 23 - Hours: 9am - 3pm
Friends of the Library Members Only -  Early Bird Sale*: Tuesday, 9-10am
Where: Orange Coast College Library.
The sale will be held inside the library, with entry from the outside door.
Cost: Most books sell for $1.00.
The sale will culminate with a "2-dollar-a-bag" sale from 1 - 3pm on Wednesday, 10/23.
Where should I park? Metered parking is available in Lot E (take Merrimac Way to the southwest corner of campus).
For more info: Please call: (714) 432-0202 x21058 

*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. Learn more about becoming a FOTL member!

Monday, October 7, 2019

Search for Historic OCC Newspapers Online!

Barnacles Front Page, October 1948

Are you curious about OCC's history?  Interested in reading issues of the campus newspapers throughout its publication?

Coast Lines October 14, 1974 Front PageNow you can!  The Orange Coast College's newspapers have been digitized from 1948 - 2017 and are available online through the library.

You can access the full run of The Barnacle (1948-1976), Coastlines (1948-1976), and Coast Report (1976-2017). These are searchable by year, date of issue, or page number, in addition to full text search capability.

Coast Report Front Page, December 8, 1999Start searching through the archive: 

Monday, September 23, 2019

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour: A Friends of the Library Fundraiser

Come help raise money for the Friends of the Library by watching a selection of short films! 

When: Wednesday, September 25 (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!

Admission: $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 $12 advance tickets or $5 student admission. Click here to purchase tickets online (available in August) -  OCCTickets.com.

Tickets will also be 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  2019 BMFF World Tour video preview :

Monday, September 9, 2019

New Bestsellers - September 2019

New bestseller titles have been added to the OCC Library collection! These books can be checked out at the Circulation Department. For more information about borrowing our bestsellers, please contact the Circulation Department at 714-432-5705 or occlibrary@occ.cccd.edu

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: http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/academics/library/Pages/library_material_purchase_request.aspx

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

Accidental Presidents: Eight Men Who Changed America by Jared Cohen JK609 .C59 2019

The American Agent by Jacqueline Winspear PR6123 .I575 A44 2019

American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race by Douglas Brinkley TL789.8
.U5 B73 2019

The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 by Rick Atkinson E230 .A84 2019

Chocolate Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke PS3556 .L685 C485 2019

Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid PS3618 .E5478 D35 2019

The 18th Abduction by James Patterson PS3566 .A822 A6193 2019

Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11 by Mitchell Zuckoff HV6432.7 .Z835 2019

Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? by Bill McKibben CB428 .M43 2019

The Iron Flower by Laurie Forest PZ7.1 .F667 Ir 2018

Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly PS3611 .E452 L67 2019

The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty by Susan Page E883 .B87 P34 2019

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb RC480.8 .G68 2019

Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates HQ1155 .G38

Neon Prey by John Sandford PS3569 .A516 N46 2019

Once More We Saw Stars: A Memoir by Jayson Greene BF575 .G7 G6897 2019

The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West by David McCullough F483 .M48 2019

Redemption by David Baldacci PS3552 .A446 R44 2019

The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life by David Brooks HM1111 .B76 2019

Watching You by Lisa Jewell PR6060 .E95 W38 2018

A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II by Sonia Purnell D810 .S8 G597 2019

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Library Workshops for Fall 2019

The library provides workshops for you to learn how to do library and information research. The goal oof these workshops is based on the mission of information literacy, which is that you, the student, learn  research skills that make you independent and life-long learners. If requested by your teacher, extra credit slips are available. 


Library and Information Research
These 60 minute extra-credit workshops, held in the library's lecture room, will teach library and information research skills using print and electronic resources. They will also introduce the library's services and resources. Students will learn to identify and access the various library and information resources; to identify scholarly (peer-reviewed) journals; to search discipline-specific and advanced electronic resources; to do research on the web; to evaluate search results for credible resources; to cite their sources in either MLA or APA styles; and to understand how the proper use and citation of library and information resources helps avoid plagiarism.

Schedule for Fall 2019

Monday, Sept. 9, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 18, 11 a.m. – Noon
Saturday, Sept. 21, 11 a.m. – Noon
Tuesday, Sept. 24, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 12, 11 a.m. – Noon
Thursday, Oct. 17, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 26, 11 a.m. – Noon
Monday, Oct. 28, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 9, 11 a.m. – Noon
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 21, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 26, 11 a.m. – Noon

Monday, Dec. 2, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

For information on these workshops, contact Erin Gratz at egratz@occ.cccd.edu or the librarian's Reference Desk during the library's open hours at (714) 432-5900. 

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Library Hours for Fall 2019

The Library will return to normal operating hours on Monday August 26.

Fall 2019 Hours of Operation


Friday, August 23, 2019

Library Closed September 2 for Labor Day

The Library will be closed Monday, September 2 for the Labor Day holiday. The Library will resume normal operating hours the next day.