Monday, August 29, 2011

Accessing library materials from home

The library has recently launched a new system for accessing online library materials from off-campus. It's very easy. Go to the Periodicals and Electronic Resources page, click on the name of the resource you wish to access and enter your login information. Your login is your student ID in this format 1234-5678 and your last name. For more information, please check our off campus access instructions.

Library Workshops for Fall

The library will be holding workshops starting September 21st. 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. Extra credit slips will be available if requested by your teacher.

Here is the schedule for Fall 2011:
  • Wednesday, September 21, 11 am - noon
  • Wednesday, September 21, 6 pm - 7pm
  • Thursday, September 22, 11am - noon
  • Thursday, September 22, 6 pm - 7pm  
  • Saturday, September 24, 11am - noon  
  • Wednesday, November 2, 11 am - noon  
  • Wednesday, November 2, 6 pm - 7pm  
  • Thursday, November 3, 11 am - noon
  • Thursday, November 3, 6 pm - 7pm
  • Saturday, November 5, 11am - noon


For more information, visit our web site:


Library Tips for new students!

Here are some library tips to help you effectively use the library:

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!

Fall Library Hours

The library hours for Fall are:
  • Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm  
  • Saturday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm  
  • Sunday: CLOSED

*We are closed on the following days: September 5, November 11-13, November 24-27, and Dec. 17.