Distance Learning Services


We offer the following library resources and services to assist you in taking online classes at Owensboro Community & Technical College. (You should receive an email regarding this information at the beginning of each semester.)

Thousands of full-text journals, magazines, and newspapers are available to you in various databases on the OCTC Library website. To access from home, you will need to use your KCTCS computer/email user ID and password. For instruction on how to use the databases, helpful tutorials may be found on the Help with Research page, as well as citing information and helpful library guides.

More than 310,000 full-text electronic books such as reference works, scholarly monographs, literature and fiction are available in the EBSCOhost eBook Collection. The books can be downloaded for a limited period of time on your computer or portable reading device for off-line viewing. (Adobe® Digital Editions software is  required for offline viewing.)

Thousands of streaming videos are available in the Films on Demand collection. A user account may be created to take advantage of all features, which include making folders, favorites, and playlists.

For immediate library assistance, please contact the library at 270-686-4590. You may also email us at octc.library@kctcs.edu or click on the Ask a Librarian link on the library homepage to submit library-related questions. We will answer your inquiries within 48 hours.