Mission Statement: The Owensboro Community and Technical College Library provides the highest quality information resources and services for students, faculty, staff, and community.

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Check out our new academic and career success resource: LearningExpress Library.

Located on the first floor of the Learning Resource Center building at 4800 New Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303. [Two branch locations are also available.]

Phone number: (270) 686-4590


Monday - Thursday    7:45 - 5:30 
Friday 7:45 - 4:30
Saturday - Sunday  Closed  

Take a video tour of the Library

Obtain a Student ID/Library card

A student ID card, which is also a library card, is available to OCTC students. This ID is required to borrow library materials (including reserve items) and to place requests. (A copy of your current class schedule and a government issued ID are required to get this card.) You may apply for a card Monday-Friday during regular semester hours. Community patrons may review Circulation Policies for more information about an OCTC library card and its use.

OCTC Library services for distance learning

  • The distance learning page provides useful tools, links, and information.
  • An eLibrary tab provided on Blackboard quickly connects you to various library resources.

The OCTC Library staff will help you:

Locate Library Materials
    Provide instruction in the use of the Voyager online catalog.
    Demonstrate how and where items are shelved.
Search Online
    Explain the various research databases and internet links on our web pages and instruction in their use.
Explore a Research or Speech Topic
    Recommend alternative search terms.
    Offer suggestions to help broaden or narrow the search/subject.
    Explain the difference between a scholarly and non-scholarly source of information.
Use Library Equipment
    Provide instruction in the use of the copier, computer monitor magnifier, and computer scanner.  
Obtain a Library Card/Student ID card 
    A library card is available to students, employees, and community members.
    A library card is required to borrow library materials (including reserve items) and to place requests.
Place a Request
    A hold request is for an item already checked out from our collection.
    An interlibrary loan (ILL) request is for an item that cannot be found locally.