Vernon Campus Library

The Vernon Library Tree

Okanagan College

7000 College Way

Vernon, B.C.
V1B 2N5

Switchboard Telephone: (250) 545-7291   Local: 2247
Direct Library Telephone: (250) 503-2654
Fax: (250) 545-3277 From other campuses, local 2677

Library Hours

OC Authors Speaker Series during the Scholarly and Creative Expo

 What's Happening
 About  Information Commons

Library Staff

The Library staff at the Vernon Campus plays a major role in student learning and support.  We encourage all students to become familiar with their library as early as possible, and to participate in library information sessions offered during the first week of classes and research instruction workshops throughout the semester.

Jennifer Sigalet, Vernon Campus Librarian

Daniel de Groot, Vernon Campus Library Assistant
Karen Friesen, Library Clerk lll
Stacey Davidson
Katie Brennan, Library Clerk lll

Semester Hours

Monday through Thursday, 7:30am - 9pm
Friday, 7:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday, 8:30am - 4pm

Sunday, Noon - 4pm  

New Books

Check the 'New Books' display for new print books. You can also Search the library catalogue and use the New Books tab to find recent additions to the library catalogue. We also have a large and growing e-book collection. 

Access to e-books is restricted to OC students, faculty and staff, plus in-library use.

Deakin Collection


Dr. Barry Deakin Memorial Library College, Okanagan [University] College, Salmon Arm Campus
Dr. Deakin passed away in April 2000.  His wife, Dr. Andrea Deakin, formerly a Salmon Arm resident, retired teacher, and reviewer and critic of children's books since 1971, has been instrumental in the development, recognition, and promotion of children's literature and literacy in Canada.  Andrea has become one of the College's major benefactors through her generous donation of award-winning children's literature to the OC Library in Salmon Arm, in memory of her late husband, a staunch supporter of Andrea's work, and a promoter of children's literature in his own right.

The Deakin Collection now holds over 6,500 titles and as a rich and vibrant collection is still growing.  To expand the use of the collection institution-wide, in 2010, selected titles have been transferred to the Vernon campus library.

The Deakin Newsletter of Children's Literature contains written reviews by Andrea Deakin and also gives further information about this collection.

Pay Per Print

Need help with navigating your way through the College's Pay Per Print policy?  Library and lab monitor staff are available in the library to help you with your printing accounts.  Staff are available to answer any of your Pay Per Print questions including: how to add money to your account with a credit card; establishing a PayPal account; redeeming a voucher; submitting a transfer or refund request.

Vouchers for printing can be purchased at the circulation desk (cash only) or at the Campus Store.  Vouchers come in denominations of $2, $5 and $10.

You can now also submit requests for jobs in colour.  Ask at the library circulation desk or the lab monitor desk for assistance in changing the necessary properties.

Laptop Rentals

Students WorkingLaptop computers are available for students to borrow at the circulation desk. There is no charge for same day return.

Overnight loans are $5 per day up to a maximum of $25 for one week.

Laptop Borrowing procedures: Must be an OC student with a library account in good standing. Current Library Agreement for Use of Laptop & Netbook Computers form must be on file at the circulation desk.


Group Study Rooms

Syudents ReadingWe have three group study rooms available at the Vernon Library.  These can accommodate a group of up to 8 people.  

To book a room for your group for up to two hours, just visit the library and reserve your spot.

These quiet rooms have some of the best views in town, so be sure to book them well ahead of time as the bookings fill up fast.


Audio Visual Material

VernonLibrary_TreeEverything from LCD projectors to cameras and tripods can be booked for checkout by students and faculty.
Audio Visual Material can be booked through students' MyOkanagan page under Resources and Links

Once booked, material can be picked up from the Vernon campus library, and returned there when your done.


Photo ID

New Students can have thier photo taken at the campus store.  Once printed, the ID card will be shipped to the Vernon campus library.  They should arrive about 10 days after you have your photo taken.  New Students:  Please bring one form of ID such as:  BC drivers license, BCID, or passport.  You will also need your registration form.  Returning students can have their expiration date renewed at the Library.

Renewal stickers are available in the library at the main, second floor circulation desk for students with expired cards.  One sticker per card is allowed.
Lost cards can be replaced for a $5 replacement fee.

Software on IC Workstations:Vernon Library Computers

  • Standard Microsoft Accessories
  • Windows PowerShell
  • Beyond 2020
  • Internet (EI8, Firefox PuTTY 6.0, Adobe Reader)
  • Vernier Software
  • Maple 11 (Mathematics)
  • Office 2010, 2013
  • QuickBooks Pro 2010
  • Simply Accounting Version 2010
  • The Management Scientist Version 6.0
  • KP Typing Tutor
  • Windows Media Play
  • Windows Movie Maker
  • CDBurnXP
  • Microsoft Silverlight
  • Quicktime
  • Caseware 2011

OC Authors Speaker Series:

November 3-7, 2014
Speakers List Vernon Campus

Monday, November 3     Room D333                                                
Dr. Rosalind Warner, Political Science. 
Presentation title: Unsettled Balance: Ethics, Security and Canada’s International Relations (UBC Press, forthcoming 2015). This session will draw from Dr. Warner’s forthcoming collected work.

Monday, November 3     Room D333                                                
Dr. Melissa Munn, Sociology
Presentation title:  Hearing Voices: Keeping ‘Bad Guys’, Rebels and Rogues on the Record

Tuesday, November 4 – Room D221                                     
1:00pm      Jason Dewinetz, English and Fine Arts   
Presentation Title: Printing Michael Ondaatje: Letterpress Madness at the Greenboathouse Press

Wednesday, November 5 – Room D310                            
12:30pm    Dr. Michael Conyette, Business
Presentation title: 21 Century Travel using Websites, Mobile & Wearable Technology Devices

Wednesday, November 5 – Room D310                            
1:00pm      Amy Cohen, Anthropology and Archaeology
Presentation Title: Permanently Temporary: Migrant Farmworkers in the Okanagan  

Other Vernon Campus Library Endeavours...


 Last Updated:February 4, 2014