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About the Library: Services

This guide includes information on services and policies at the OCCC Library.

Course Reserves

Want to save money on textbooks, waiting for your financial aid to arrive, or maybe the bookstore sold out of a textbook you were looking for? We may have the books you need on Course Reserves. The Library puts many general education titles and faculty requests on Course Reserves for current OCCC students. Graphing calculators are also available. Course Reserves may be checked out for 2 hours at a time, for in-library use only. Stop by the Circulation Desk to check out a Course Reserve. Please have your textbook information and your student ID ready.

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Search the OCCC Catalog or use the search box below to see if the Library owns your textbooks. Try searching by author if the title is common and be sure to check the item record for the publication year and edition to make sure it is the one you need for your class. 

Search for Textbooks Owned by the Library

Unsure what your textbooks are for this semester? Check with the OCCC Bookstore. 

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Interlibrary Loan

Need something that the Library does not own? Request it through Interlibrary Loan! We can get books and articles from other libraries in the United States. Current textbooks cannot be borrowed. For more information, go to the Interlibrary Loan tab of this guide.

OK-Share - Using Other College Libraries in Oklahoma

OCCC students, faculty, & staff may use the libraries of many other higher education institutions in Oklahoma to check out books using an OK-Share Card, which can be requested in person at the Library Circulation Desk. Once an OK-Share card is received, you may go to any OK-Share participating institution to utilize their facilities and borrow materials from their library. OK-Share cards are only valid for the current semester and must be renewed each semester. Library staff reserve the right to refuse an OK-Share library card to anyone who has overdue books and/or a history of not returning books on time. Students from other institutions may also request an OK-Share card from their institution library and then present the card at the OCCC Library to check out items from the collection. A valid student ID as well as an OK-Share card issued by their institution is required. For more information, please visit the Circulation Desk or call (405) 682-7564

Chargers and Headphones

Chargers and headphones are available for check out. The chargers are for small devices such as cell phones and tablets. These can be borrowed at the Circulation Desk. Please provide a photo ID.

Study Rooms

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The OCCC Library provides ten group study rooms accommodating two to eight people. The study rooms are located throughout the Library on both the 1st and 2nd floors. You must have at least two people to occupy a study room. The study rooms are available on a first come, first served basis. All study rooms have white boards available. Stop by the Circulation Desk for dry erase markers and erasers. We also provide a Collaboration Room and Huddle Station for interactive and collaborative learning. See more below. 

Collaboration Room

The Collaboration Room is for interactive and collaborative learning. Students can work together using the available large screen monitor to research online, build a presentation for class, write a paper, or any activity that would require the use of technology. 

The Collaboration Room is located on the 1st floor of the Library in room 104. It is for group use (2 or more people) for students, faculty, and staff of OCCC. It is to be used for OCCC related activities only.  

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For more information, stop by the Circulation Desk or call (405) 682-7564.

The Collaboration Room may be used for 2 hours at a time per group. If a group would like to continue using the room and no other reservation has been made or other groups waiting to use it, they may do so. To use the room, go to the Circulation Desk.  A Collaboration Room Kit will be checked out to one person in the group. That person will be responsible for the room and the contents of the kit.

Reservations can be made by calling or stopping by the Circulation Desk in the OCCC Library. If a group is 10 minutes late for their reservation, the reservation will be canceled. If the room is not currently in use and there is no existing reservation, and a group would like to use it, they can do so for up to 2 hours or until the time of a scheduled reservation, whichever comes first. 

The person to whom the room is checked out is responsible for the room, the Collaboration Room Kit and all the contents. If that person needs to leave before the group is finished, the kit will need to be returned and then checked out to a new member of the group.

The following are rules posted in the Collaboration Room:

  • This room is intended for class or other OCCC related activities only.
  • This space is near offices and the walls are thin. Please keep conversation and the volume of the television and other devices to a reasonable level.
  • Once finished with the room, please check that all items are in the Collaboration Room Kit and return the Kit to the Circulation Desk.
  • If you use the whiteboard, please erase it. 

The room is equipped with a large TV monitor with wireless capabilities. Instructions are provided in the room for how to connect to the TV. You can connect using any type of device that can connect to wireless internet. Anyone connected can then share the image from their device onto the screen. The room also has a whiteboard.  

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Library Huddle Station

The Library Huddle Station is great for collaborative learning. Instructions are provided for how to connect to the TV and share images and documents with your group. The Huddle Station, which is located near the north entry on the first floor, is first come, first serve and is for use by groups of two or more. You may also request dry erase markers and erasers at the Circulation Desk. 

Library Research Help

Did you know that the OCCC Library offers research assistance? Tell us about the research assignments you are working on and we will help get you started on the right track. You can also check out the guide Library Research Help, which walks you through all parts of the research process. 

If you want to stop by to work one-on-one with a Librarian, we are at the Library Assistance Desk Monday-Thursday from 8:00am to 7:00pm and Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm. 

You can also email us at or call us at (405) 682-1611, x7251. 

Computers, Printing, and the Copy Center

Computers are available to all OCCC students, staff and faculty, as well as to members of the community. Students, staff and faculty can log on with their Moodle/Portal username and password. Guests will need to present a valid federal or state photo ID at the Circulation Desk to receive a guest pass. The guest pass is good for two hours and a new pass can be requested once the two hours has elapsed. During busy periods, guest passes may not be issued so computers remain available to current OCCC students. All users are responsible for understanding the Computers Usage Policies. 

Library Computers

Printing is available on all Library computers. Each semester, currently enrolled students receive a $10 credit on their Library printing account. Non-students and students who use all of their $10 credit will pay $.10 per page. No color printing is available. 

Library Print Station

All users are responsible for understanding and abiding by current Copyright Law. 

"Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. The person using this equipment is liable for any infringement."

The Copy Center is located on the first floor of the Library next to the Circulation Desk. Two copy machines are available at a cost of $.10 per page single sided, or $.20 for 11x17 and double sided copies. Two digital scanners are also available and are free to use. You can send a scanned document to email or save them to a USB drive. Scanning is limited to 15 minutes per person if someone else needs to use the scanner. 

Image of digital scannerAll users are responsible for understanding and abiding by current Copyright Law.

"Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. The person using this equipment is liable for any infringement."

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Services to Student with Disabilites

In addition to complying with the standards to the Americans Disabilities Act, the Library provides assistance to visually impaired patrons. An enlarged-image reader and a Kurzweil reader, which can read text for patrons, are available. Please call the Office of Student Support Services at (405) 682-7520 for an appointment for learning to use these aids.