Electronics
  • iPad 2
  • Laptops
  • Video Cameras
  • DVD Player
  • Kindle
  • Headphones & Phone Chargers
About the iPads

The iPads are intended as a means of extending OCOM personnel’s access to information. The iPads can be used to access ebooks as well as applications (apps) that may provide information that cannot be accessed simply from the Internet. The iPads come preloaded with both educational, informational, and entertainment apps so that users may enjoy a wide variety of use from the iPads.

iPad users are not allowed access to the iTunes store, and may not purchase apps on their own accounts. Any apps, books, music, or other purchases made will be wiped from the iPad upon check-in. No reimbursements will be made. However, suggestions for future purchases are welcome.

Troubleshooting and user services for the iPad are available in the OCOM Library from any of the librarians. You can also schedule a time to discuss the iPad’s features and suggested use by making an appointment. To make an appointment, call the library or email us.

The iPad must be returned within the agreed checkout period. Late fees will apply if the iPad is returned late, and users agree to be responsible for these fees. The user is responsible for returning all parts of the iPad, including the carrying case, the power cord, and any other equipment that was provided in the checkout process. Users are allowed a one day grace period to return any missing items other than the iPad. After the grace period, replacement costs will be applied to the student’s library account.

Who can check out an iPad?

OCOM students, staff, and faculty may borrow the iPad for the standard reserve period.

This service is limited to current students, staff and faculty only -- OCOM alumni, local acupuncture practitioners, and other visitors to the OCOM Library are not permitted to check out the devices. The iPad may not be removed from the library without being checked out.

How do I check out an iPad?

You can check to see if an iPad is available by checking the catalog, but you cannot place holds on iPads; you will need to inquire at the circulation desk. iPads are reserved only for current students, staff and faculty.

How long can I check out an iPad for?

iPads are available for a 24 hour checkout period on weekdays. On Fridays the checkout period extends to the following Monday, or in the case of a holiday, whichever day the library is next open. The loan period is the same with no exceptions for staff, faculty, or distance DAOM students. Overdue iPads will be charged $5 a day and are first come first serve. No holds, no renewals.

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Who can check out a laptop?

The Library has two laptops available for checkout to current students, staff and faculty. Alumni and guests of the library are not allowed to check out laptops.

How long can I check a laptop out for?

Laptops are on reserve and circulate for two-hours. If a student needs a laptop for additional time, they can return the laptop and immediately check it out again, without a wait period.

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About the video cameras

Two video cameras will be kept on reserve at the OCOM Library. One will be permanently reserved primarily for Facilities use (classroom recordings, annual events, etc). One will be available for reserves check out for OCOM students, staff or faculty to check out for the standard loan period. Users who are recording events are encouraged to make reservations for cameras, as we cannot guarantee that a camera will be available if you did not place a reservation.

No member of the IT, Facilities, or Library staff are responsible for video editing – the user takes on all responsibility for editing.

Once the user has checked out the camera, they are responsible for use. The OCOM Library staff has not been trained to use the camera or editing software and is therefore not responsible for training or troubleshooting. Users are given access to the User’s Guide when checking out the camera. This resource should be used BEFORE consulting the Facilities staff for assistance.

The camera must be returned within the agreed checkout period. Late fees will apply if the camera is returned late, and users agree to be responsible for these fees. The user is responsible for returning all parts of the camera, including the carrying case, the power cord, and any other equipment that was provided in the checkout process. Users are allowed a one day grace period to return any missing items other than the laptop. After the grace period, replacement costs will be applied to the student’s library account.

How do I reserve / check out a video camera?
  1. Get a video camera
    • Reserve camera by emailing us here. Be sure to include the date and time you need the camera in your email.
    • Pick up the camera from the library circulation desk up to an hour before your scheduled appointment. Tripods are available upon request.
    • If you would like the video to be available for streaming on the OCOM YouTube Channel, pick up a Speaker Release Form at the time of picking up the camera.
  2. If you would like to make the video available to other students via the OCOM YouTube Channel, have the event speaker sign the Speaker Release Form. The library will not process any videos that are unaccompanied by a Speaker Release Form.
  3. When done with the camera
    • Make sure all the pieces are accounted for.
    • Clear off all files (unless a Speaker Release Form has been filled out and the video will be distributed by the library).
    • Check the items back in to the library.

*If you are planning an event, don't forget to reserve a room with both the Academic and Student Services Coordinator and Facilities!

Information for students

Videos for student-run events such as Cauldron Club lectures must be accompanied by a signed Speaker Release Form in order for the library to proceed with processing and making the video available for streaming on the OCOM Library website. The Speaker Release Form gives OCOM the right to display the video taken during the presentation on the library website; videos from students that do not have a signed Speaker Release Form will not be processed. In order to access the videos, students will need to log in to the library website using their library account information. The library has no obligation to permanently retain or archive any videos recorded.

Information for staff / faculty

Class related videos

If an instructor needs a class-recording to be available to students (for example, Ethics and Jurisprudence or Physics), the video will be uploaded to YouTube, with the privacy setting of “Unlisted.” The instructor will then embed or post the private link to the video into the Populi class resources, making it viewable only to those who have access to that particular class. The library will only retain videos for recurring classes (such as Microbiology) for the last two classes; older editions will be removed from YouTube.

Guest speakers and events organized by OCOM

Event organizers must have guest speakers sign a Speaker Release Form. Community events such as graduation and the No Talent Show, do not require a signed Speaker Release Form.

Information for presenters

Guest speakers who are recorded at OCOM events are asked to sign a Speaker Release Form. This form allows us to make your presentation available to the OCOM community. All student-run events are made available via streaming on the OCOM Library website. These videos are not made available to the general public -- rather, individuals with OCOM Library cards may view the videos on our website by logging in using their library credentials. Other events organized by College staff may be put on DVD and circulated in the library.

If you are a presenter at OCOM and have any questions about how your presentation is being distributed, please contact your event organizer or a library staff member.

Video Retainment Policy

The retainment of any digital or video copies of the recordings made while using this camera is dependent on the format of the material being recorded:

  • Institutional requirements:  Biochem, Physics, Ethics, Blood Borne Pathogens (hard drive and DVDs - forever/2-5 years)
  • Annuals: grad, no talent (DVDs - forever)
  • Quarter specific needs: individual classes, guest speakers (DVD or streaming video - 6months-1year)
  • Student organizations:  cauldron club, student research club, etc. (streaming video only - semi-permanent, but no commitment to retain)
  • Personal: non-institutional (nothing/nothing)

If a user wishes to add their video the OCOM Library collection, the user is responsible for editing the video and providing the library with a digital version of the recording in an acceptable format. DVDs or CDs will not be accepted. The Library staff will not provide any editing services.

Speaker Release Forms
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About the DVD Players

The OCOM Library computers do not have an external DVD or CD drive. These DVD players are available for students to use in order to use the DVDs and CDs that are available for check out while in the OCOM library. While using a DVD or CD from the collection, the user is not required to check out the item; however, the DVD / CD must be checked out if the user wants to take it outside of the library.

Who can use a DVD player?

OCOM students, staff, faculty, or alumni may borrow a DVD player while they are visiting the library. The DVD players are only available for use while inside the library – these devices may not leave the library. The user must check out the DVD player using their library account prior to use. Visitors to the OCOM Library who do not have library accounts may not check out DVD players.

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About the Kindle

The Kindle comes loaded with a number of full-text ebooks; for a full list of the books available on the Kindle, check out the catalog record. Circulation of the Kindle is reserved to current students, staff and faculty, and follows the same circulation length policy as books (3 weeks).

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About the Accessories

The OCOM Library carries iPhone and Android phone chargers, as well as headphones for 2-hour checkout. These items may only be used by current students, staff and faculty.

Headphone availability
Charger availability