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College Prep 101: Books & Media

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How do I find Books and Media?

To search specifically for books and media go to the Library Homepage and under FIND click on:

BOOKS & MEDIA (Library catalogue) which is an index to all the books and media held by Okanagan College in the four campus libraries: Salmon Arm, Vernon, Kelowna, and Penticton

You may also use Okanagan College Library's new OCtopus search engine which will allow you to search for books, media, reference materials, and select periodical databases in one go.

OCtopus Search Engine

OCtopus searches across the Library catalogue, databases, and e-journals. Using a single search box, users can find multiple different resource types, with results delivered in a single, relevancy ranked list.

Find Books, Articles, & More!


E-Books subscriptions

Ebrary - Ebrary

Ebrary is a collection of thousands of online full text books and other materials in a variety of subject areas.


MyiLibrary - Coutts

Access to collections of e-books

Search other libraries

Look for books and other items in other libraries, both local and around the world. Most items you find may be requested through Interlibrary Loan.

Google Books Search

Google, in conjunction with a number of large research universities, is in the process of digitizing millions of books. For older books, where copyright has expired, anyone can view the entire book through Google Books (Look for books labelled "Full View"). Where copyright still applies - generally for newer books - a limited preview is often available.

Google Book Search

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