Thursday, September 18, 2014

New Bestsellers in the Library - 09/2014

We've added several new bestsellers to our collection, thanks to the generous funding of the Friends of the Library!

All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner - PS3573.E3935 A78 2014 
Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty - HB501 .P43613 2014
The Care and Management of Lies by Jacqueline Winspear - PR6123.I575 C37 2014 
The Catch by Taylor Stevens - PS3619.T4924 C38 2014
The City by Dean Koontz - PS3561.O55 C58 2014
The Collector by Nora Roberts - PS3568.O243 C63 2014 
The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap by Matt Taibbi - HM671.T35 2014 
Fatal Fortune by Victoria Laurie - PS3612.A94423 F38 2014 
Field of Prey by John Sandford - PS3569.A516 F54 2014
Hunting Shadows by Charles Todd - PS3570.O37 H86 2014
Invisible by James Patterson - PS3566.A822 I58 2014
Keep Quiet by Lisa Scottoline - PS3569.C725 K44 2014
Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris - PS3558.A6427 M53 2014 
Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King - PS3561.I483 M7 2014
Natchez Burning by Greg Iles - PS3559.L47 N38 2014 
Power Play by Catherine Coulter - PS3553.O843 P69 2014 
Resistant by Michael Palmer - PS3566.A539 R47 2014
The Son by Jo Nesbo - PT8951.24.E83 S6513 2014 
Think Like a Freak by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner - BF449 .L48 2014 (Circ.) 
Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich - PS3555.V2126 T67 2014 
Unlucky 13 by James Patterson - PS3566.A822 U55 2014

Contact the Reference Desk for availability: 714-432-5900 or 

Monday, September 8, 2014

New Online Databases

Several new online databases are now available!

Please contact Lori Cassidy, Online Services Librarian, if you have any questions about these new resources.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

FOTL Event: Heart of Africa

When: Tuesday, September 23 at 7pm
Where: Lido Island Clubhouse, 701 Via Lido Soud, Newport Beach
Admission: $5 or a gently used book for the general public; FREE for OCC students, FOTL members and members of the Lido Island Women’s Club

Nancy, recently elected president of FOTL, will describe her three-week expedition to Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Congo last September. World traveler and Orange Coast College retiree, Nancy Timmons, will present “Heart of Africa - Bonobos and Lowland Gorillas” at this year’s inaugural program for OCC Friends of the Library. “I visited two research camps that were studying the lowland gorilla and a sanctuary for bonobos,” which is an endangered great ape species found exclusively in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nancy said. “The camps are not on the tourist circuit and only receive about 200 visitors a year. They are in very remote locations and require plane flights, driving, boating, canoeing and hiking in forest and swamp to get to them.” Her exploits have taken Nancy to more than 37 countries, including nine in Africa. She visited the Congo with three friends, including one who lives in Africa for most of the year. 

For general information, call (714) 432-0202 x21058.  All proceeds benefit the OCC Friends of the Library.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Radical Reels Film Festival 2014

When: Wednesday, October 1 at 7pm
Where: Robert B. Moore Theatre
Admission: $10 for advance tickets; $12 at the door; $5 for OCC students with current ID. Save $2 on admission at the door by donating two or more books, DVDs or CDs per person! *Does not apply to $5 student admission

FASTER, STEEPER, HIGHER, DEEPER! Catch the steepest and deepest in high-adrenaline outdoor sport films when the 2014 Radical Reels Tour comes to Orange Coast College on Wednesday, October 1st. Hurtle down steep untouched powder in Norway, feel the cold spray of whitewater kayaking in Southern Mexico, and follow wingsuit flyers taking crazy lines in France and Switzerland! Growing out of the famous Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, Radical Reels screens the best in action sports filmmaking, audience-tested and programmed for maximum excitement!

List of Films

Film Previews

For tickets, go to the campus Bursar's Office or call (714) 432-5880.  Tickets are also available online at and at REI stores in Tustin and Huntington Beach.  For general information, call (714) 432-0202 x21058.  All proceeds benefit the OCC Friends of the Library.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

New Wi-Fi Login and Printing

The Wi-Fi login at OCC has changed. Before you can login, you must first change your default password on the library or Computing Center lab computers. Once you've done that, you can use your new username and password to login to the Coast-Wifi network. If you need assistance, please stop by the library or Computing Center desks.

Our printing system has also changed. We are no longer using print cards - you will now add money to your individual account. Value can be added at the machine in the labs. Cash is required ($1, $5 or $10 bills only). If you need assistance, please ask at the desks!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Library Workshops Schedule Fall 2014

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. Student 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 2014

  • Monday, Sept. 8, 6 - 7pm
  • Wednesday, Sept. 17, 11am - noon
  • Saturday, Sept. 20, 11am - noon
  • Tuesday, Sept. 23, 3 - 4pm
  • Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1 - 2pm
  • Wednesday, Oct. 8, 6 - 7pm
  • Saturday, Oct. 11, 11am - noon
  • Saturday, Oct. 16, 3pm - 4pm
  • Thursday, Oct. 23, 11am - noon
  • Wednesday, Oct. 29, 6 - 7pm
  • Saturday, Nov. 1, 11am - noon
  • Thursday, Nov. 6, 11am - noon
  • Wednesday, Nov. 12, 3 - 4pm
  • Saturday, Nov. 15, 11am - noon
  • Wednesday, Nov. 19, 1 - 2pm
  • Monday, Dec. 1, 6 - 7pm

Monday, August 25, 2014

Library Closed 9/1 for Labor Day

The library will be closed Monday, Sept. 1 for Labor Day. We will reopen at 8am on Tuesday.