Student Library Services

Locations & Hours

OC libraries are located on the Kelowna, Penticton, Salmon Arm and Vernon campuses. Students are welcome to use any campus Library. Library hours vary by campus.

Library card

Your student photo ID is your Library card and your student number is your Library card number. OC Business Services prepares ID cards. Photo times and locations vary by campus. Check with your campus Library for current photo schedules.

Borrowing

You have access to the Library’s complete print and electronic collection. Learn about your Library status, privileges, and responsibilities.

Loan Periods, Fines & Fees

Loan periods vary by type of material. Unless otherwise marked, all items are due by closing time of the due date. Material returned after the due date is subject to overdue fines.

If you lose or damage Library materials, you are responsible for replacement and processing costs.

You have the right to discuss fines with a librarian. You may also file a formal appeal.

Requests & Holds

Circulating materials may be requested from any OC campus Library. Use the Library’s online catalogue to place requests for material from other campuses or to place a hold on material that is signed out to another user. The material will be delivered to your campus Library.

An e-mail will be sent to your preferred account to tell you when the material is available. You can also check your Library account to see if the material has arrived.

Renewing

Books and other Library materials may be renewed online, in person, or by phone. The number of renewals varies according to the material.

Returning

With the exception of materials on reserve, items may be returned to any OC Library. Reserve materials must be returned to the Circulation Desk of the Library from which you borrowed.

Interlibrary Loans (ILL)

You may request that items not available at OC Library be borrowed or photocopied from other libraries. Learn more about Interlibrary Loan services.

Course Reserves

Upon request from instructors, the Library will place items on Reserve for short loan periods to maximize access for students. Check the catalogue for your course reserve materials.

Communication

You will receive all communication from the Library – including pickup, courtesy, and overdue notices – in your preferred e-mail account.

If you wish to forward your myOkanagan e-mail to a different address, follow these instructions:

  1. Connect to myOkanagan and log in with your student number and password.
  2. Click the e-mailicon.
  3. Click the Options tab.
  4. Click the Settings link.
  5. Check Enable forwarding.
  6. Type a valid e-mail address in the Email Address box, and then click Add.
  7. Click exit to exit from myOkanagan e-mail. All your myOkanagan e-mail, including library notices, will now be sent to the address you specified.

Please note that you are responsible for ensuring that the external e-mail address you have specified is valid and that the account remains active. Okanagan College assumes no responsibility for lost e-mail that you have chosen to forward to a non-OC address.

Student Laptop Loans

Okanagan College students may borrow a laptop computer from the Library. Some campus Libraries also lend netbook computers.

Students must sign a library agreement on a yearly basis to borrow computers. Please fill out the agreement and bring to a library circulation desk. Individuals will be asked for their student ID when presenting the form.

Research

Librarians offer research assistance and are available to help you find resources, develop and follow a research strategy, cite sources, and more. Learn more here.

Group Study Rooms

Group study rooms are available in the Library at all OC campuses except Salmon Arm.

On the Kelowna campus student meeting room bookings are available online. To book a Kelowna study room, visit myOkanagan, then choose the Student Tab.

Conditions for Group Study Room use:

  • Students only
  • Maximum 2 hours per booking
  • Can be booked up to one week in advance
  • 15 minutes late and room can be re-booked
  • Rooms cannot be "kept" by leaving belongings in the room

How to Book a Group Study Room

Campus How to Book a Room Phone
Kelowna

Online: Via MyOkanagan
On the Kelowna campus students must reserve rooms online. Use your personal computer or terminals available at the library for online bookings.

Click here for information about each room including the number of seats and types of equipment and tables.

N/A
Kelowna Centre for Learning
Online: Via MyOkanagan
On the Kelowna campus students must reserve rooms online.

Click here for information about each room including the number of seats and types of equipment and tables.

N/A
Penticton
Sign-up sheets at Circulation Desk

Click here for information about each room including the number of seats and types of equipment and tables.

250-490-3951
Vernon (Kalamalka)
Sign-up sheets at Circulation Desk

Click here for information about each room including the number of seats and types of equipment and tables.

250-503-2654

 


 

Last Updated: September 05, 2014
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