Archive for January, 2014

Wear an ugly sweater Feb. 6 & take action against climate change

Sunday, January 26, 2014

February 6th is “National Wear a Sweater Day”. Okanagan College is embracing National Sweater Day once again by encouraging staff and student to voluntarily participate in taking action against climate change by putting on sweaters and turning down thermostats.OC Staff and their ugly sweater

The event was created by the World Wildlife Foundation and is celebrated all across Canada. Show your support by wearing the brightest, ugliest, wackiest, or most tasteful sweater you own!

This event is voluntary and if you and your co-workers would like to participate, visit OC’s energy management web page, or contact Energy Manager Rob St.Onge for some promotional material to help convince your co-workers to participate.

New “library” feature in Google Scholar

Monday, January 13, 2014

New1Google Scholar can be a great tool to find Okanagan College Library resources. You can set-up direct links in Google Scholar that provide access to OC library subscriptions. Add OC as a “library link” in your Google settings to find direct links to full-text articles and the Library’s licensed resources. This FAQ contains all the information you need to set up Google Scholar Library, or to add access to Okanagan College resources from within your search results.

New!The new Scholar library feature allows you to create and save collections of articles within Google Scholar. Login to your Google account and click the “Save” link, located below a search result to save it to your library. Click “My library” to see all articles in your library and search their full text. Use labels to organize your articles, “My Citations” and “Cited by me” are two default labels. If you have a Scholar profile, “My Citations” will contain your profile articles and “Cited by me” will contain articles you have cited. To get started click here and follow the instructions.

Borrow a laptop!

Monday, January 6, 2014

LaptopNeed a computer for an assignment? Don’t be worried, the Library lends laptop computers to students. Some campus Libraries also lend netbook computers. Borrow a laptop for free during the day, or borrow overnight for a small rental fee. See the chart below for more information.

AgreementPrior to borrowing a laptop/netbook, individuals must sign an agreement each semester. Students will be asked for their OC ID card when the signed agreement is presented to the campus library’s circulation staff.

Borrowing Laptop Computers

Loan period
Rental fees
Overdue fines
Same day Free $1.00/hour
1 day $5.00 $1.00/hour
2 days $10.00 $1.00/hour
3 days $15.00 $1.00/hour
4 days $20.00 $1.00/hour
5 to 7 days $25.00 $1.00/hour
During library closures April through August library weekend closures (including Victoria Day, Canada Day & BC Day statutory holidays) – $5.00 (begins 4th week of April)September through 3rd week of April – no reduced rental fees during long weekends or statutory holidaysChristmas winter break –loans not permitted

Welcome New & Returning Students

Friday, January 3, 2014

StudentA new term is upon us and the Library is here to get you off to a great start! Some key services OC campus libraries offer include:

Visit your campus library to meet our friendly staff and to take advantage of all the great services available.


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