Monday, November 29, 2021

Extended Chat Hours During Finals

 As we near the end of the semester, the Chat with a Librarian service will have extended hours beginning on Wednesday, Dec. 8th.  If you have a late night research question, reach out by clicking the chat icon on the bottom right of any OCC Library webpage.  

Upcoming Chat Hours: 
Image of night sky with star. Reads Extended OCC Library Chat Hours For Finals. Days and hours are listed.

Wed. 12/8:  8am - Midnight
Thurs. 12/9: 8am - Midnight
Fri. 12/10: 8am - 3pm
Sat. 12/11: 10am - 3pm
Sun. 12/12: CLOSED
Mon. 12/13: 8am - Midnight
Tues. 12/14: 8am - Midnight
Wed. 12/15: 8am - Midnight 
Thurs. 12/16: 8am - 9pm
Fri. 12/17: 8am - 3pm 

The Library building will continue to be open Mondays - Wednesdays 10am - 6pm during finals. 


The library building and chat services will be closed for the winter break beginning Saturday, December 18th.  Chat services will be available for intersession starting January 3, 2022.  The library building will be closed during intersession.  

All our electronic resources (ebooks, journals, magazines, newspapers, films, and more!) will be available throughout the winter break and intersession!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

NEW! Feature Films for Education

 The Library is now offering Feature Films for Education

This collection includes hundreds of Hollywood films that can be used for instruction or just for fun. There are wide range of titles from a range of genres: action, comedies, fantasy, animation, documentaries, and more.

To access the database, go to the Databases A - Z list, then click on F in the alpha list OR use the Database Type dropdown and select Multimedia.  

Happy viewing! 

Monday, November 15, 2021

Only a Few Library Workshops Remaining in Fall

There are few more library workshops remaining this fall.  Curious about what is covered in the workshops? During a workshop a librarian will cover: 

  • introduction to the library's services and resources
  • identify and access the various library and information resources
  • identify scholarly (peer-reviewed) journals
  • search discipline-specific and advanced electronic resources
  • conducting research on the web
  • evaluate search results for credible resources 
  • cite their sources in either MLA or APA styles 
  • understand how the proper use and citation of library and information resources helps avoid plagiarism
  • and, any questions you may have! 

Sign up today online! 

Upcoming workshops: 



Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Expanded Library Hours Starting October 18th

 The OCC Library will be open an additional day starting the week of October 18th.  Hope to see you in the library or online chat! 

New Hours: 


Monday - Wednesday: 10am - 6pm 
Thursday - Sunday: Closed 

Online Chat: 

Monday - Thursday: 8am - 9pm
Friday: 8am - 3pm
Saturday: 10am - 3pm
Sunday Closed

Monday, September 27, 2021

An Interview with Bill Campbell: Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 7pm

Rachelle Cruz Interviews Bill Campbell

Rachelle Cruz 
interviews Bill Campbell 

Join us on Zoom 


(Check with your professor for extra credit)

Bill Campbell is the author of the new graphic novel 
The Day the Klan Came to Town

Join us for a Zoom talk with Bill Campbell, author and publisher at Rosarium Publishing. His latest work, The Day the Klan Came to Town, is a graphic novel based on historical events: The Ku Klux Klan attack on the Jewish, Catholic, Black, and southern and eastern European immigrant communities of Carnegie, Pennsylvania, in 1923, and how they rose up to send the Klan packing. 

In dialog with Campbell will be Rachelle Cruz, Professor of Creative Writing in the Genre Fiction concentration at Western Colorado University, and author of Experiencing Comics: An Introduction to Reading, Discussing and Creating Comics.

This event is sponsored by the OCC Multicultural Center.

Save the Link!

Banff Mountain Film Festival is Online is Available until October 24th!

Image of mountain trekkers
Photo by Jackman Chiu on Unsplash

The 2020/2021 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is online! 

Tickets are available for two exciting programs at this site until October 24, 2021:

Please NOTE: if you joined the online Banff Film Festival in early Fall 2020, these are brand new film packages!  

The Friends of the Library will earn a percentage of ticket revenues through this URL. Please choose individual programs for $15 each or the two-program bundle for $28.

We hope that you enjoy this Banff Film Festival experience online! 

Thank you for supporting our Friends of the Library and the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour at OCC!

If you have any difficulty purchasing programs, or with the platform in general, please contact Vimeo directly using the Help tab at the bottom of the online festival URL.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Hispanic Heritage Month

 In honor of Hispanic Heritage month (September 15-October 15) the library has a book and virtual display of resources highlighting the Latinx experience in the United States.  

The displays include print books, ebooks, and videos on history, culture, biographies and memoirs, art, food, adult and young adult fiction, and children's books. Come by the library in person* or the virtual display

*The library is open on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10am - 6pm.