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Library Facilities

The Library Space

For the Summer term and the remainder of Spring term the library will be physically open by appointment only. You can schedule a library appointment by emailing librarian@ocom.edu.

What this means for you:

  1. No library study spaces will be open for quiet study. Open classrooms will be available for studying. Rm 302/303 will be designated as a quiet study space, and an alternate will be announced for those times that those rooms are in use for DAOM weekends.
  2. Books can be placed on hold through your library account online. You will need to make an appointment with the library 24 hours in advance to pick up.
  3. Phone chargers will not be available if there are no library staff present, so please plan accordingly.
  4. Library staffing is not changing. Our librarian and work study staff hours are the same as before this change.
  5. The computer in the hallway on the 3rd floor can be used for printing needs.

What can you do in the library during your appointment?

  • Meet with Katie for reference questions.
  • Browse books with the assistance of library staff.
  • Use acupuncture models for studying.
  • Use library computers.

Virtual Reference Services will be available Monday-Friday 9-4. Please contact Katie at Librarian@ocom.edu.

Three chairs and a table by a bookshelf full of journals
Panda toy and cat acupuncture model

Technology

The OCOM Library provides computers to support patrons’ academic computing needs. These computers offer access to the online library catalog, databases, the Internet, and essential computer programs. Research or schoolwork takes precedence over personal or recreational use such as email. Outside software may not be installed by patrons to these computers nor can users change any configurations on the library computers. Computer users must save any materials to their personal storage devices. Outside software including any program from the Internet is prohibited from being installed or downloaded on the library computers.

The library also provides free wireless access. The network is password protected; library staff will provide patrons with the access code to use this service.

The OCOM computers and/or OCOM wireless network may not be used to solicit for commercial ventures, religious or political causes, outside organizations, nor to be used to create, display, or print any message or information which is offensive to others and is based on race, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, religious, or political beliefs. The user of the library computer also needs to be aware of copyright infringement if use of such materials in excess of fair use.

Library computers are connected to a networked laser jet printer. Printing costs $0.10 per page. Students will need to have a valid OCOM Library account in order to print in the library. Current students receive 25 pages of free printing each academic year.

Library users have access to a copy machine. Copies cost $0.10 per page. Students, staff and faculty with a valid OCOM email address may use this machine as a scanner and send digital files to their OCOM email address.

Print charges are automatically added to student accounts at the time of printing; alumni and members of the general public must pay at the time of printing.

You can photocopy individual pages of almost anything in the library for research / personal use, but the following are prohibited by the Copyright Act:

(A) Unauthorized copying may not be used to create or to replace or substitute for anthologies, compilations or collective works. A violation of the Copyright Act occurs regardless of whether copies of various works or excerpts there from are accumulated or are reproduced and used separately.

(B) Copying of or from works intended to be “consumable” in the course of study or of teaching is NOT authorized. These include workbooks, exercises, standardized tests and test booklets and answer sheets and like consumable material.

(C) Copying shall not:

  • Substitute for the purchase of books, publisher’s reprints or journals
  • Be directed by higher authority; or
  • Be repeated with respect to the same item by the same teacher from term to term. (Marcus vs. Crowley, 695 F. 2d 1171 (9th Cir. 1983))
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