Monday, May 14, 2018

New Bestsellers in the OCC Library

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!

After Anna by Lisa Scottoline - PS3569 .C725 A69 2018

The Disappeared by C. J. Box - PS3552 .O87658 D57 2018

Down a Dark Road by Linda Castillo - PS3568 .O243 D374 2018

The Escape Artist by Brad Meltzer - PS3563 .E4496 E75 2018

The Fallen by David Baldacci - PS3552 .A446 F35 2018

Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine Albright - JC481 .A44 2018

A Higher Loyalty: Loyalty, Truth, Lies & Leadership by James Comey - HV8144 .F43 C66 2018

Macbeth by Jo Nesbo - PT8951.24 .E83 M23 2018

The Punishment She Deserves by Elizabeth George - PS3557 .E478 P86 2018

Red Alert by James Patterson - PS3566 .A822 R44 2018

The Rising Sea by Clive Cussler - PS3553 .U75 R57 2018

To Die but Once by Jacqueline Winspear - PR6123 .I575 T64 2018

Twisted Prey by John Sandford - coming soon to the collection

Summer 2018 Hours for OCC Library

The library will open during Summer 2018 from June 11 through August 17. The hours are:

  • Monday - Thursday: noon - 6pm
  • Friday - Sunday: CLOSED

We will be closed May 26- June 10, as well as August 18 - 23. We will reopen for our normal hours on August 24.

Library Closed May 26 - June 10 for Summer Break

The library will be closed May 26 - June 10 for Summer break. We will reopen on our summer schedule on June 11.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Spring 2018 Extended Hours for Finals Week

The library will be open the following days and times for the last two weeks of the semester. Extended hours are in green

Wednesday, May 167:30am - midnight
Thursday, May 177:30am - midnight
Friday, May 187:30am - 3pm
Saturday, May 1910am - 3pm
Sunday, May 20CLOSED
Monday, May 217:30am - midnight
Tuesday, May 227:30am - midnight
Wednesday, May 237:30am - midnight
Thursday, May 247:30am - 3pm
Friday, May 257:30am - 3pm (Last day the library is open)
Saturday, May 27CLOSED

Light snacks and water bottles will be available after 9:00 p.m. on 5/16, 5/17, 5/21, 5/22 & 5/23 in the Library (Courtesy of the Associated Students of Orange Coast College). Free coffee in the Library from 10:00 pm - 11:30 p.m. on 5/16, 5/17, 5/21, 5/22 & 5/23 (Courtesy of OCC Starbucks).

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Orange County Register Now Available Online

Orange Coast College now provides students, staff, and faculty with electronic access to the Orange County Register! Get the complete full-text content of local and regional news, including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community. Paid advertisements are excluded. Check it out now (off campus access requires login).

America's Historical Newspapers (1690-2000) Now Available Online

Search American newspapers from 1690 to the end of the 20th century with this new addition to Orange Coast College Library's database collection! Find news articles covering topics in government, politics, social issues, culture, literature discoveries, inventions and more from hundreds of primary sources.

Search using either the timeline or topic search to easily find news and eyewitness accounts and pro/con articles of events, issues and daily life in the colonies or during the Revolutionary War, westward expansion, the Civil War, Reconstruction, industrialization, the Progressive Era, World War I, the Great Depression, Vietnam War, World War II, Civil Rights Movement, Cold War, globalization and other eras.

Also included are illustrations, advertisements, classifieds, birth and marriage announcements, obituaries, stories about historic people and other articles exactly as they appeared in print. Check it out now (off campus access requires login)!

Monday, April 2, 2018

Mystery Science Fiction Theater in the Library, Sat Apr 7

OCC Library and the Friends of the Library are inviting students and faculty to watch some selected films from our newest digital streaming film collection, Kanopy. Join us in the Library this Saturday for
Mystery Science Fiction Theater

If you are attending Coast Con, please visit the Library, Room 112, 12-3pm, for an afternoon of films!

12:00 Vintage Tomorrows
Steampunk started as a subgenre of science fiction fascinated with steam-powered machinery and alternative histories frequently set in Victorian England. VINTAGE TOMORROWS examines steampunk's transformation from those sci-fi beginnings into a global cultural movement that influences art, fashion, design and music.

1:30 Science Fiction in the 21st Century
Science Fiction has developed from having highly similar plots, audiences, and even authors, into a diverse field with international appreciation and ownership. Tour novels and stories featuring characters of all shapes and colors, written by authors of varying ethnicities, nationalities, and genders. Learn how they were received at the time of publication, and see the impact they had on later writers.

2:00 White Scripts and Black Supermen
"Provides a wonderful point of entry, invariably prompting wonderful conversations inside the classroom and beyond. The film pushes us beyond simply recounting this undocumented history but simultaneously complicating the many issues that define this history." - David J. Leonard, Washington State University

  • Learn about Orange Coast College Library's digital film collections
  • Learn how to build your own playlists and share with other students