Monday, April 20, 2020

NEW! Request Books and Textbook Chapters

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The library is rolling out two new services for you!  You can now request physical books in the library collection to be mailed to your home and, if a textbook on reserve is not available freely online, you can request a chapter to be scanned and emailed to you.  Both of these services are free to OCC students, faculty, and staff.

To place a request, click on Search the Library to get started, and then sign in (located in the upper right corner) with your OCC username and password.  For step-by-step instructions, visit the Getting Started guide's Requesting Books & Scanned Chapters page.

Number of Requests and Timelines

For physical books, you can request up to 5 books to be mailed to you.  This service will take 5-10 days depending on the time it takes for USPS delivery. Note: Oversize book requests potentially may be cancelled due to packaging limitations. 

For scanned chapters, you can request up to 10 scans (but no more than 2 chapters from the same book).  This service will take approximately 48 hours to be emailed to your OCC email.