Library homepage: https://www.okanagan.bc.ca/library
|General Library Information
|There are 4 campus libraries at Okanagan College:
Kelowna Campus Library
Penticton Campus Library
Salmon Arm Campus Library
Vernon (Kalamalka) Campus Library
|Library policies are available from the Library's About Us page.
Loans Phone Numbers
|Kelowna Library: 250-862-5452
Penticton Library: 250-490-3951
Salmon Arm Library: 250-804-8851
Vernon Library: 250-503-2654
|Email Address for Reference Questions
|Resources & Services
|Indexes & Databases
Search Google Scholar as OC student using 'Scholar Settings'.
Off-campus authentication is via EZproxy. Students use their myOkanagan login information.
|EBSCO Discovery Service (a.k.a. OCtopus)
Accessible from library home page search box, under "Find" section on website.
Should automatically detect mobile devices.
|Local Citation Guides
|APA, Chicago and MLA
|Librarians provide library orientations and research instruction primarily during class time. Schedules vary. Librarians are available by appointment through LibCal.
|List of Subject Librarians
|Each campus library has some textbooks on reserve for short term loan.
Online reserves may be available through the Library's Talis Aspire resource list system.
Interlibrary loan requests must be placed online.
|E-journals, e-books, and streaming media can be found through Publication Finder.
|Check OCtopus for holdings and campus library location. Journals are shelved alphabetically by title.
|Responsive website layout should adapt to variable screen sizes and devices.
E-Resources Emergency Contact
Contact if college website, library website, databases or proxy login are unavailable.
Please confirm system-wide outage, and not an issue with an individual computer prior to contacting. Clear your browser's cache, test the issue yourself, and ask your colleagues in Campfire to confirm. In your report, include the browser(s) used to access the resource, the name of the resource, the date you tried accessing, screenshots, and the search or process you took to arrive at the error page.
Contact: email@example.com / 250-762-5445 x.4490(office)
|Cards are available or staff, students, community members & alumni
|Loan periods vary based on borrower type
|Holds/ Recalls/ Requests
|Requests can be placed online via OCtopus when logged in.
Users are notified by phone or e-mail when holds have arrived. Holds are available for pick-up at campus circulation desks.
|Renew online through OCtopus.
Renewals may also be placed in person or by phoning the Circulation Desk of any campus library.
|Loan periods, fines & fees information
|Borrowing policies are available from the library policies section.
|Library Account Information
|Login and access through OCtopus (EDS)
|After Hours Returns
|Equipment & Facilities
|OC students and employees have access to the Internet by logging onto a library computer. Students and staff use their myOkanagan credentials to login. If it is the first login for a student, the default password is their birthdate, in mmddyy format. Students will be prompted to change their password on their first login.
|Wireless networks available include OCStaff, OCStudent, and OCGuest.
Password is provided as part of new student orientation.
Photocopiers are available in each campus library.
Black and white: 10 cents single / 18 cents double
|Save scanned items to USB or email them to a @myokanagan.bc.ca email account.
|Search OCtopus/EDS for microfilm/microfiche holdings and campus library location. Microform is stored in cabinets alphabetically by title.
|Meeting/ Study Rooms
|One or more group study rooms are available in each campus library. Rooms can be booked at the campus library circulation desk in Salmon Arm, and bookings can be made online for Kelowna, Penticton or Vernon campus. Rooms are limited to student use. The library website has further information.
|Click the links below for computer lab schedules for:
Lab schedules for Salmon Arm are not available online. Please call the campus at (250) 832-2126.
|Final exam schedules
|Index to the Annual Reports of the Okanagan Historical Society
|Local Area Files
|Check the catalogue for clippings from local newspapers. File contents may vary by campus library.
|Local Interest Collection (Special Collection)
|Collection of books, periodicals, and other materials of interest to the Okanagan region. Located on the Kelowna Campus. Advanced booking recommended. More information available here.
AskAway Local Administrators
|Greg Hutton (Systems & Technical) firstname.lastname@example.org / 250-762-5445, x.4490
Eva Gavaris (Scheduling) email@example.com / 250-492-4305, x.3224
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