August 21, 2015

Library Intersession and Updated Hours for the Fall 2015 Semester

The OCC Libraries will be open for limited service during the intersession between semesters from August 26 through September 2.  Please note that the Orchard Ridge Campus Library will be closed to the public from August 26 through August 30.

Normal hours resume on September 3, with all campus libraries closed on Monday September 7 in observance of Labor Day. 

Note that Saturday hours have changed for the Fall 2015 semester:
  • Auburn Hills Campus Library: 9am-1pm
  • Highland Lakes Campus Library closed
  • Orchard Ridge Campus Library: closed
  • Royal Oak Campus Library: 10am-2pm (closed Saturday Sept. 5)
  • Southfield Campus Library 8:30am-5pm
See the Campus Library Hours & Contact page for more details.

July 2, 2015

Make Your Summer Notable: Read a Library of Michigan 2015 Notable Book!

If you are looking for a good read this summer, you might want to check out the Library of Michigan's list of the 2015 Michigan Notable Books - 20 books highlighting Michigan people, places and events. One of the books on this year’s list is a National Book Award winner, Station Eleven!

The OCC Libraries have most of these titles available for checkout in our collections. Search the Library Catalog to see if the title you are interested in is available. If the book you want is not available at OCC, you can always try to request it through MeLCat and have it delivered to OCC or any other Michigan library where you are an authorized borrower.

To find out more about the program, visit the Library of Michigan Notable Books website.

June 24, 2015

New books & ebooks available at the OCC Libraries

The OCC Libraries have added several new books and ebooks recently.  Visit our New Books guide to see our latest print titles as well as our most recently added ebooks.

April 24, 2015

Library hours for end of the semester & Orchard Ridge Library relocation

The OCC Libraries will be open for normal service hours through the end of classes on Monday May 4 and open for limited service hours until the Summer I semester begins on Monday May 11. Please see the campus libraries page for intersession hours May 5 - May 10
Please note that the Orchard Ridge campus library will be closed between May 5-10 while we move to a temporary location in G108 & G106 due to a construction project in the library
Find out more about the project and the details of the library move.

April 22, 2015

Congratulations to the OCC Libraries award-winning library staff!

We are very proud of our four OCC Libraries staff members who have recently been honored for their exemplary work in service to the OCC community and to the library profession.

Mary Ann Sheble, the Libraries Dean of Learning Resources, has received the 2015 Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Leadership Award. She will receive the award on June 26 at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in San Francisco in recognition of her contributions to the library profession. More about the award and Dean Sheble’s contributions can be found on the OCC Spirit News Blog.

Nadja Springer-Ali, a campus librarian at the Orchard Ridge King Library, has been unanimously selected as OCC’s Diversity Champion for 2015 by the College Committee on Diversity and Inclusion.  Nadja will be recognized on the Diversity Champion Honor Roll as sponsored by the Race Relations & Diversity Task Force of the Birmingham Community House in early May. More about the award and Nadja's contributions on the OCC Spirit News Blog.

Carol Benson, a campus librarian at the Royal Oak Campus Library, was selected as the winner of the Best Transcript Award at the Research Help Now Michigan Virtual Reference Service Collaborative Annual Meeting on April 17. Each year a librarian from this statewide group is recognized as having the most exemplary reference interaction in the Research Help Now collaborative, the group behind the OCC Libraries Ask a Librarian Service which provides online reference assistance to the OCC Community. Find out more about the OCC Libraries Ask A Librarian service and the Research Help Now collaborative.

Lindsay Mitchell, Learning Resources Technician at the Auburn Hills Campus Library, was selected as one of two recipients of this year’s Outstanding Employee Award for the Auburn Hills campus. Lindsay was recognized for this honor at a March 18 reception on the Auburn Hills campus.