Monday, August 29, 2011

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!