Campus Libraries: Beyond the Book

You’ve got school suppliesyour textbooks, you’ve written the dreaded first assignment, and you’re settled into the school year. You’re ready to go beyond that orientation speed-tour of the library. You probably already know that we’ve got books (lots & lots of books), that you can find help here with citations, research, and reference questions, and that it’s a great place to hang out & study or use a desktop computer. But there’s much more in your campus library!

Laptopsdell laptop

Our number one circulating item! Laptops are free to rent for the day, so long as they’re returned before the library closes. Keep it overnight for just $5.00, or for an entire week for $25.00.  Laptops are loaded with Microsoft Office Suite.  Laptops are very popular during midterms and finals, and we’ve occasionally run out, so get yours early during busy times.

Important:  the laptop drives are wiped after each and every student use, so your information is never saved and safely destroyed. If you don’t want to LOSE your work, you must SAVE it to a flash drive, upload it to an online storage site (e.g. Dropbox), or e-mail it to yourself.

Study Rooms

Number two on the popularity list! There are study rooms reserved for student use at all campuses. Most have whiteboards and LCD display screens; this full listing shows you all locations & details. For Kelowna campus study rooms, use the online booking system  in MyOkanagan or start here. For other campuses, check the library service desk for sign-up sheets and more info.

Print Vouchers print voucher

In order to print in the library or anywhere on campus, you’ll need to add money into a printing account. This can be done in two ways: 1) Buy a Pay per Print Card 2) Deposit money into your account via PayPal. Print cards are for sale at library Circulation desks (cash only) or through the Bookstore on Kelowna campus. Printing costs:

  • $0.10/b&w page; $0.40/color page *single sided printing*
  • $0.18/b&w page; $0.38/color page *double sided printing*

Print cards come in 3 denominations:

  • $2- about 20 pages
  • $5- about 50 pages
  • $10- about 100 pages

Chargers, calculators, a slice of Raspberry Pi & seeds of all sorts

Your phone’s dying, you need a calculator for an exam, or  you’re an NTEN student finishing up a coding assignment? We loan phone chargers (Apple & Android), different types of calculators (including scientific), and – in Kelowna – a Raspberry pi.

And if you’re in Vernon, you should check out the Kalamalka Seed Library, and try growing a unique, local fruit or vegetable.

There are also adaptors, flash drives, headphones, and DVD players/DVD writers. Borrow a pen, pencil, ruler, take a paper clip, staple your papers, hole punch those course notes and – as always – check  out your books. But remember:

Library Staff are your best resource!All library staff

We may not have the answer to every question, but we know how to find it or point you to someone who does.

That’s our goal here in the library: to help our OC students succeed. So come in & visit, and let us help YOU succeed.

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