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Information for Faculty: Books, Articles, Videos

Learn how to incorporate Library resources and research strategies into your courses.

Library Overview

This page is a quick introduction to OCCC Library resources. To learn more about these resources and resources specific to your division, program, or class, contact your library liaison. 

Books in the Library

We purchase books to support your courses. Find these books in the Library Catalog.


We have academic eBooks from EBSCO as supplemental material for your courses. For popular and best seller titles, use OverDrive eBooks & eAudiobooks.

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. Course Reserves are held at the Circulation Desk. Contact to see if we have the textbook for your class.

Image of Course Reserves Shelves

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

Journal/Newspaper Articles and Databases

We offer the following databases for articles.

We also offer databases for newspaper articles.

OCCC Streaming Video Resources

Find information here on requesting and using streaming video provided by the Library.