About OC Library

Regular Kelowna Hours
Monday - Thursday 7:45 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday 7:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 18 CLOSED due to planned power outage
Exam Period Hours (regular hours apply unless noted below)
Fridays, November 23 - December 14  7:45 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays, November 24 - December 16 9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 19 7:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday & Friday, December 20 & 21 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Christmas Holiday Hours
Saturday, December 22 - Tuesday, January 1 All campus libraries CLOSED
Wednesday, January 2  Regular hours resume
Regular Penticton Hours
Monday - Thursday 7:45 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday 7:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Exam Period Hours (regular hours apply unless noted below)
Wednesday, December 19 - Friday, December 21 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Christmas Holiday Hours
Saturday, December 22 - Tuesday, January 1 All campus libraries CLOSED
Wednesday, January 2 7:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 3 Regular hours (7:45 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.)
Friday, January 4 Regular hours (7:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
Saturday & Sunday, January 5 & 6 CLOSED
Monday, January 7 Regular hours resume
Regular Salmon Arm Hours
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Christmas Holiday Hours
December 17 & 18
Tuesday, December 18
Regular hours (8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.)
Last evening opening
Wednesday, December 19 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday & Friday, December 20 & 21 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 22 - Tuesday, January 1 All campus libraries CLOSED
Wednesday, January 2 - 
Friday, January 4
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, January 5 & 6 CLOSED
Monday, January 7 Regular hours resume
Regular Vernon Hours
Monday - Thursday 7:45 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday 7:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Extended Hours for Exams (regular hours apply unless noted below)
Saturdays, December 1, 8, 15 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sundays, December 2, 9, 16 11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Christmas Holiday Hours
Tuesday, December 18 Last evening opening
Wednesday, December 19  7:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday & Friday, December 20 & 21 7:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 22 - Tuesday, January 1 All campus libraries CLOSED
Wednesday, January 2 Regular hours resume

"The Library promotes student success through the development of critical thinking and independent research skills, and advances teaching and learning by supporting instruction and professional development."

Okanagan College Library serves four separate campuses with one collection, and daily deliveries among the library centres during academic terms. Access to the library collection is through the online catalogue and OCtopus. The catalogue and online resources can be accessed from any computer at home or on-campus. The Library's collection includes approximately 300,000 books, e-books, videos, government documents, journals, full-text e-journals, and other materials selected to support programs and courses at Okanagan College. Through the Library website, users can find articles, statistics, and government documents.

Interlibrary loan services provide Okanagan College students, faculty, and staff with access to materials not held by the Library. Library users have the ability to renew items over the phone or online, as well as place requests, and holds. Study space, Internet workstations, photocopiers, scanners, microfilm/fiche reader-printers, and equipment for viewing media are provided in each Campus Library. Experienced reference staff are available to help students and faculty as individuals or groups. Librarians provide information literacy instruction, and guidance on finding and accessing print and electronic information sources. Instruction in research skills is provided at all levels from introductory to advanced, across a wide range of program areas.

For distance education students registered in an Okanagan College credit course, library service is available by email or phone. Material is mailed free of charge.

The mission of library staff is to provide library services, information resources, and facilities of the highest quality for students and faculty/instructors in support of the educational mission of Okanagan College. Service priority is given to students and faculty. Members of the public are welcome to use the collections and facilities. Community borrower cards are available to members of the public.

Okanagan College Library's Year-at-a-Glance presents an annual report that highlights some of the accomplishments and initiatives that have taken place over the last year. 

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