May 7, 2018

Human Library Event at the Farmington Community Library, Saturday May 12

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be gay or transgender? What it is like to have lived with an addiction? What it is like to be Muslim?

The OCC Orchard Ridge & Highland Lakes Campus Diversity and Inclusion Committees, the Multicultural/Multiracial Community Council of Farmington Hills (MCMR) and the Farmington Community Library will host a Human Library on Saturday May 12, 2018 from 1pm-5pm at the Farmington Community Main Library.

The Human Library allows “readers” to checkout volunteer “books” who represent multiple areas of diversity. Human Books represent a cross section of society that have been stereotyped. “Books” are not asked to be experts, but instead asked to be themselves and tell their story in response to questions asked by the “Reader”. This event allows “Books” and “Readers” alike to meet people from other walks of life that they may not otherwise have the opportunity to meet. 

Started in Denmark in 2000, the Human Library helps break down barriers and end prejudice. The idea is simple: if you meet people from other walks of life, people different than yourself, they become real and no longer belong to a faceless group. Once people start talking and getting to know one another, it becomes harder to discriminate against others as we realize we are more similar than we are different. For more information, please go to www.humanlibrary.org.

May 4, 2018

Free Library Success Seminars Coming Up This Semester

Free Library Success Seminars are available during the Summer 2018 Semester. These sessions cover a variety of topics related to library research. Ask your instructor about extra credit for attending any of these seminars. See the Library Instruction page for more information about future seminars at all OCC campuses.


Full Schedule at Orchard Ridge Campus Library Page
Full Schedule at Royal Oak Campus Library Page

April 23, 2018

Please Note: Highland Lakes Campus Library Closed May 1-4


The Highland Lakes Campus Library will be closed May 1-4 due to electrical work being done in Woodland Hall North.

All Items may be returned to the Library Book Drop located just outside the north entrance to the building (across from parking lot G).  Items may also be returned to any of the other OCC Campus Libraries. We apologize for any inconvenience.

April 11, 2018

Need help with a research project?

Try one of the OCC Libraries Research Guides or contact a librarian online or in person. Research Guides are a great place to find high-quality online and print resources selected by OCC Librarians in a variety of subject areas. See the list of all available guides, and remember you can also use the OCC Libraries Ask A Librarian reference service to contact a librarian by phone, email, or online chat if need any help getting what you need from the library.

March 20, 2018

Human Library Returns to the Highland Lakes Campus on Tuesday April 3

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be gay or transgender? What it is like to have lived with an addiction? What it is like to be Muslim?

The Highland Lakes Campus Diversity Committee and OCC Libraries will host a Human Library on Tuesday April 3, 2018 from 9am–1pm in the Highland Lakes Student Center Arena.

The Human Library allows “readers” to checkout volunteer “books” who represent multiple areas of diversity. Human Books represent a cross section of society that have been stereotyped. “Books” are not asked to be experts, but instead asked to be themselves and tell their story in response to questions asked by the “Reader”. This event allows “Books” and “Readers” alike to meet people from other walks of life that they may not otherwise have the opportunity to meet. 

Started in Denmark in 2000, the Human Library helps break down barriers and end prejudice. The idea is simple: if you meet people from other walks of life, people different than yourself, they become real and no longer belong to a faceless group. Once people start talking and getting to know one another, it becomes harder to discriminate against others as we realize we are more similar than we are different. For more information, please go to www.humanlibrary.org.

On Tuesday April 3, at the OCC Highland Lakes Campus Student Center from 9am– 1pm, our Human Library will have 18 Human Book titles. Please come and check them out.