August 29, 2014

Auburn Hills & Orchard Ridge libraries offering free Library Success Seminars in September

Drop in the Auburn Hills or Orchard Ridge libraries starting Monday September 8 for these free Library Success Seminars. These sessions cover a variety of topics to help you more successfully use the OCC Libraries. Ask your instructor about extra credit for attending any of these seminars.

Auburn Hills Campus
(see all Fall 2014 seminars for Auburn Hills)

Orchard Ridge Campus
(see all Fall 2014 seminars for Orchard Ridge)

August 20, 2014

Library Intersession Hours and Updated Saturday Hours for the Fall

The OCC Libraries will be open for limited service during the intersession between semesters from August 20-27.  Normal hours resume on August 28, with all campus libraries closed on September 1 in observance of Labor Day.  See the Campus Library Hours & Contact page for more details.

Also please note that all OCC Libraries will be closed on Friday August 22 for a staff in-service. Students with registration holds for library fines may return materials to the campus business offices.  Other materials may be returned to campus book drops.

Finally, here are the updated Saturday hours for the Fall semester:

  • Auburn Hills: 9am-1pm
  • Highland Lakes: 9am-1pm
  • Orchard Ridge: 10am-2pm
  • Royal Oak: 10am-2pm

June 23, 2014

Summertime and the Reading is Easy

Want a read for the beach, cabin, or backyard hammock?  Your OCC Libraries have lots of new titles to choose from!

Check out the OCC Libraries Browsing Collections for some great selections in popular fiction and non-fiction. Use your OCC Library Card Number to make an online request and have books sent to the campus library nearest you.

Newer titles in the OCC Browsing Collections include:
Happy Summer Reading!
Submitted by Beth Garnsey
Faculty Librarian
Highland Lakes Campus Library

June 13, 2014

New & Improved Michigan eLibrary Website Debuts June 16

On June 16, the Library of Michigan is debuting the new and improved Michigan eLibrary (MeL), Besides a new look and feel for the website, they have also introduced a discovery service that allows you to see results from across all of the MeL resources, including quick links to request books through MeLCat.

The new search box on the MeL homepage will find results from MeLCat, selected MeL databases, curricular content/websites from the Michigan Online Resources for Educators (M.O.R.E.), MeL gateway websites, and selected digital Michigan history projects, all in one search.

To try it out now, visit the MeL home page at and click the new MeL link at the top of the page.