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Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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Learning Resource Center (LRE) Library

4800 New Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303
Monday - Friday
7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Downtown Campus Library

Room #14D
1501 Frederica Street
Owensboro, KY 42301
(270) 686-4466
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Southeastern Campus Library & Hancock County Center Library

Please, contact Library staff to set up an appointment.
(270) 686-4590

The OCTC Library staff will help you:

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 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.

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. 

Library Services for Staff & Faculty

Please, view our LibGuide on Staff & Faculty resources at the OCTC Library!

Please fill out and submit the form below or call the library at (270) 686-4590.  Monday - Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Library Staff

Donna Abell
Director of Library Services - Collection Development
(270) 686-4575

John Lutzel
Public Services Librarian - Library Instruction/Web page content
(270) 686-4574

Ann Bennett
Library Specialist - Cataloging & Processing/Periodicals/Interlibrary Loan/Reserves/Displays
(270) 686-4577

Lora Waters
Library Specialist - Audio Visual Technician/Print shop/Acquisitions
(270) 686-4580

Stacy Dortch
Library Assistant - Circulation/Displays
(270) 686-4590