July 5, 2018

Bloom's Literature Database Now Available at OCC Libraries

The Bloom's Literature database is a comprehensive resource for the study of literature. Bloom's Literature includes thousands of critical essays and discussion questions, plus author biographies and character analyses, full-length poems, the full text of hundreds of reference books, full-length videos of classic plays and films, and more.

Try Bloom's Literature now.

Find more resources like Bloom's Literature on the OCC Libraries American and English Literature Research Guide.


June 22, 2018

Make Your Summer Notable: Read a Library of Michigan 2018 Notable Book!

If you are looking for a good read this summer, check out the Library of Michigan's list of the 2018 Michigan Notable Books - 20 books highlighting Michigan people, places and events. These books encompass a number of genres and subjects including:


The OCC Libraries have the majority of the 20 Michigan Notable 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.

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.