Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Friends of the Library Book Drive

The OCC FOTL is conducting a year-end book drive to restock the shelves of the FOTL store, located in the lobby of OCC’s library. The used books are sold and funds support library operations throughout the year. Books can be dropped off at the FOTL store during regular library hours. Donors can request tax receipts at the library Reference Desk.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Winter Break Closure

The library will be closed for Winter Break from December 18th - January 30th. You can return library materials in the book drops located in parking lot E and next to the library entrance. Fines can be paid at the Bursar's office.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

FOTL Program: Hit & Run Improv & Shakespeare, Too!

The OCC Friends of the Library will be presenting "Hit & Run Improv & Shakespeare, Too!" on Tuesday, December 7th at 7pm in the library. You can find more information on our website.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Library Closed Thursday-Sunday

The OCC Library will be closed Nov. 25th-28th for the Thanksgiving holiday. Books can be returned in the book drop in Lot E or in the book drop near the library entrance. Have a wonderful holiday!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Final library workshops start tomorrow!

The library will be holding several workshops this week. Students will learn how to:

• Use Advanced Research Techniques!
• Identify Scholarly Journals!
• Use Electronic Resources/Databases Effectively!
• Search the Web In Ways You Never Thought Possible!
• Evaluate Search Results!
• Easily Do MLA and APA Formatting!
• Avoid Plagiarism!

The schedule for this week is:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 2, 3 pm - 4 pm

  • Wednesday, Nov. 3, 11 am - Noon

  • Wednesday, Nov. 3, 6 pm - 7 pm

  • Thursday, Nov. 4, 11 am - Noon

  • Thursday, Nov. 4, 6 pm - 7pm


  • All workshops will be held in the Library Lecture Room.

    Monday, October 25, 2010

    Fall Booksale is Tuesday!

    Great Used Books at Incredible Prices! The Friends of the Library will host their Fall Book Sale on Tuesday, October 26th, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the library.

    Friends of the Library members are invited to a special pre-sale starting 9:00 a.m. before the event is open to the public. Anyone may join the Friends of the Library prior to the book sale to take advantage of the one hour "pre-sale" exclusive for Friends members.

    A variety of books will be available from bestsellers, romance, and mysteries to science, art, history and computers. Most books sell for $1. The sale will culminate with a "dollar-a-bag" sale starting at 2:00 p.m.

    Metered parking will be available in Lot E (take Merrimac Way to the southwest corner of campus). Please call (714) 432-0202 x21058 for further details. Free parking permits will be available for FOTL members.

    Wednesday, October 20, 2010

    FOTL Event Tomorrow night

    The Friends of the Library will be presenting "The Big One: Are We Next?" on Oct. 21 at 7:30pm in the library. Orange Coast College's resident earthquake expert, Associate Professor Erik Bender, Ph.D., will talk about the chances of a 7.8 or higher quake rocking Southern California and what to expect if it does, as well as other dangers lurking beneath us. For more information, please go to our FOTL web site.

    Thursday, October 14, 2010

    Upcoming event: The Big One: Are We Next?

    The Friends of the Library will be presenting "The Big One: Are We Next?" on Oct. 21 at 7:30pm in the library. Orange Coast College's resident earthquake expert, Associate Professor Erik Bender, Ph.D., will talk about the chances of a 7.8 or higher quake rocking Southern California and what to expect if it does, as well as other dangers lurking beneath us. For more information, please go to our FOTL web site.

    Britannica Online Fixed

    Britannica Online can now be accessed off-campus through MyOCC. Thank you for your patience.

    Tuesday, September 28, 2010

    Britannica Online

    Britannica Online is not available from off campus until further notice. We are experiencing technical difficulties and hope to get it back up soon. You can still use Britannica from any campus computer. We apologize for the inconvenience.

    Thursday, September 23, 2010

    LexisNexis fixed

    LexisNexis can now be accessed off-campus through MyOCC. Thank you for your patience.

    Monday, September 20, 2010

    Library workshops start this week!

    The library will be holding several workshops this week. Students will learn how to:

    • Use Advanced Research Techniques!
    • Identify Scholarly Journals!
    • Use Electronic Resources/Databases Effectively!
    • Search the Web In Ways You Never Thought Possible!
    • Evaluate Search Results!
    • Easily Do MLA and APA Formatting!
    • Avoid Plagiarism!

    The schedule for this week is:
    • Tuesday, Sept. 21, 3 pm - 4 pm

    • Wednesday, Sept. 22, 11 am - Noon

    • Wednesday, Sept. 22, 6 pm - 7 pm

    • Thursday, Sept. 23, 11 am - Noon

    • Thursday, Sept. 23, 6 pm - 7 pm


    All workshops will be held in the Library Lecture Room.

    Thursday, September 9, 2010

    LexisNexis Availability

    LexisNexis is not available from off campus until further notice. We are experiencing technical difficulties and hope to get it back up soon. You can still use LexisNexis from any campus computer. We apologize for the inconvenience.

    Library tips for new students

    Here are some library tips for new students:

    Can I check out a copy of my textbook?
    Maybe. The library purchases many textbooks. Textbooks and course reserves are available at the Circulation Desk. These items are for in-library use only. An OCC student photo ID is required to check out reserve items. You must know the call number of the item you want to check out. Reserves are restricted to current OCC students and faculty only. For more information, please check our Policy page.

    How do I log in to the lab computers? How do I get wireless access?
    Every student has a default login for lab computers and wireless access. Both use the same login. Your username is your student ID number (no C or -). Your password is the first initial of your first name in CAPS, the first initial of your last name in lowercase, and your date of birth in this format: MMDDYY. For example, if your name is John Doe and you were born January 2, 1982, your password would be Jd010282.

    Only OCC students, faculty and staff may use the lab computers in the library or access the wireless. If you are having technical issues with the wireless, go to the IT department's wireless page.

    Where can I study in the library?
    The library offers a variety of places for students to study in the library, including open areas, lounge areas, and individual carrels, as well as group study rooms, and a large open study area. The quietest areas are on the second floor. Group discussion should take place in either the group study rooms or the open study room. For more information about the group study rooms, check our Policy page.

    For more common questions, please visit our FAQ page!

    New Library Dean

    The library welcomes a new Dean! Joe Poshek is now the Dean of the Visual & Performing Arts and Library divisions. The previous dean, Sheri Sterner, was named Director of Institutional Effectiveness. Joe joined OCC as a faculty member in 1984. In 2008 he became Dean of VPA. Joe will lead both divisions as part of a campus-wide reorganization. Welcome, Joe!

    Thursday, May 27, 2010

    Library Student Workshops for Fall 2010

    The library is offering workshops in the fall to save you time and make writing papers a breeze.

    Learn how to:
    • Use Advanced Research Techniques!
    • Identify Scholarly Journals!
    • Use Electronic Resources/Databases Effectively!
    • Search the Web In Ways You Never Thought Possible!
    • Evaluate Search Results!
    • Easily Do MLA and APA Formatting!
    • Avoid Plagiarism!

    Here is the Fall 2010 workshop schedule.

    All workshops will be held in the Library Lecture Room.

    Friday, May 21, 2010

    Library Summer Hours

    The library will be open for Summer semester classes from June 21-August 12. Our summer hours are Monday-Thursday, Noon-4pm.

    We will be closed from May 30-June 20 and August 13-29. If you need to pay a library fine during this time, please contact the Bursar's Office (714-432-5599).