All Library Resources are FREE

Did you know all library resources are FREE for OC students, staff, and faculty?

The “Where can I get this?” link that appears in databases allows users to find articles or books in full-text from a source outside of the current source you are in (such as a database). If the article you want does not have a PDF or HTML full-text link, simply click on the “Where Can I Get this?” link, and follow the links that appear in the new window. When you click on the link, journals, books, reports and other items that OC library owns (either online or in the Library), are scanned for the document you seek. At the top of the screen, in a box, you see a citation for the item you want. You may need this information to locate your item in the linked database or resource.

If no full-text is found you will see a message, and you can then place a request for an inter-library loan in the same window! ILLs are delivered to your campus library at no cost!

E-books are available for users at no cost. You can view ebooks from on-campus or at home. One of our e-book providers, ebrary, even offers the ability to download chapters or pages of books that you can view offline, on your personal ereader (such as a Kobo or Kindle), or even your iPhone. For no charge!

Campus libraries have DVDs and television series that users can borrow for free. Take a video home and watch it from the comfort of your own home. Videos and series are initially purchased to support course work. Some popular titles include Into the Wild, Brokeback Mountain, Pride & Prejudice, Avatar, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Mary Poppins, Chronicles of Narnia, Charlotte’s Web, Black Swan, Criminal Minds, Up in the Air, Milk, Slumdog Millionaire, Iron Road, (500) Days of Summer, Revolutionary Road, and many more! Use the video/DVD limit in the catalogue to find video recordings.

Have you seen what your library has to offer? If not, browse either in-person or online and see what you have been missing. Questions? Contact a librarian and we will be happy to help!

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