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Spring Semester Chat Hours

  • Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

If the chat is unavailable during these times, the librarians may be away from the desk. Please allow a minute or two for a response.  Outside of regular chat hours, please email.

About Us

For Library locations, hours, staff, and policies see our About Us page.

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

Our mission is achieved by the following actions:

  • Provide a diverse collection of materials that support the instructional, informational, and research needs of our patrons.

  • Collaborate with other libraries and institutions to provide resources not available locally.

  • Provide a team-oriented, professional, and knowledgeable staff to maintain consistent and exemplary customer service.

  • Instruct patrons to effectively access and evaluate resources to meet their educational goals.

  • Sustain a supportive and service-oriented environment that reflects our commitment to enrich life-long learning.

  • Maintain partnerships with local libraries and learning institutions.

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 our regular hours. Community patrons may review Circulation Policies on our About Us page for information about an OCTC library card and its use.

Locate Library Materials
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. 

Help us fulfill our mission by taking our library survey.


Under Section 215 of the federal USA PATRIOT ACT (Public Law 107-56), records of the books and other materials you borrow from Owensboro Community & Technical CollegeLibrary may be obtained by federal agents. Federal agents may also track your personal Internet usage on library computers. This federal law prohibits librarians from informing you if federal agents have obtained records about you.