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.
The OCTC Library staff will help you:
Locate Library Materials
Demonstrate how and where items are shelved.
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.