New blog address!

January 6, 2012

The Library’s blog is moving to http://library.blog.occc.edu/

Please update your Readers and so on!

Thank you 🙂
OCCC Library


Last year’s most popular e-titles!

January 6, 2012

Here are the top eight most popular e-titles from the Library’s Overdrive eBook/eAudioBook service!

#1. The Help bookcover

The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Available through Overdrive

#2.The Hunger Games bookcover
The Hunger Games (eAudioBook) by Suzanne Collins
Available through Overdrive

#3.

Master the TOEFL 2005 bookcover

Catching Fire (eAudioBook) by Suzanne Collins
Available through Overdrive

#4.A Piaget Primer bookcover

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Available through Overdrive

#5.Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire bookcover

Mockingjay (eAudioBook) by Suzanne Collins
Availabele through Overdrive

#6.The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo bookcover
The Next Always by Nora Roberts
Available through Overdrive

#7.

A Novel bookcover

The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
Available through Overdrive

#8.

Pre-test study manual for the Test of Essential Academic Skills bookcover

The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
Available through Overdrive

Need some more information about Overdrive? Please see our Overdrive Help Guide.


Last year’s most popular print titles!

January 6, 2012

Here are the top eight most popular circulating (meaning “able to take home”) print books from the Library!

#1. The Walking Dead bookcover

The Walking Dead series by Robert Kirkman
PN6727 .K57 2010, 2nd Floor of the Library

#2.The Illustrated Encyclopedia of 20th Century Weapons and Warfare

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of 20th Century Weapons and Warfare
U27 .I44 1977, 2nd Floor of the Library

#3.Master the TOEFL 2005 bookcover

Master the TOEFL 2005
PE1128 .S95 2005, 2nd Floor of the Library

#4.A Piaget Primer bookcover

A Piaget Primer: How  a Child Thinks
BF723 .C5 S6 1997, 2nd Floor of the Library

#5.Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire bookcover

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
PR6068 .O855 G63 2000, 2nd Floor of the Library

#6.The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo bookcover
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
PT9876.22 .A6933 G57313 2008C, 2nd Floor of the Library

#7.A Novel bookcover

Water for Elephants: A Novel
PS3607 .R696 W38 2007, 2nd Floor of the Library

#8.Pre-test study manual for the Test of Essential Academic Skills bookcover

Pre-test study manual for the Test of Essential Academic Skills
LB2353.7 .T43 G66 2006, 2nd Floor of the Library


Amazon Kindle Fire? Nook Tablet?

January 3, 2012

For those of you lucky enough to have been gifted an Amazon Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet this holiday season, here’s a quick primer on how to download ebooks to your new devices:

Amazon Kindle

Fire

To download Kindle format e-books to your Kindle Fire:
1. Use the web browser on the Kindle Fire to go to our Library’s website (library.occc.edu)

2. Click on the Overdrive eBooks/eAudioBooks link.

3. Chose your title and add the Kindle format to your eCart.

4. “Proceed to checkout” then sign in by clicking on the “Oklahoma City Community College users, please click here to sign in to this system” with your MineOnline username and password.

5. Once logged in, you can set your lending period (7 or 14 days) then confirm your checkout.

6. Finally tap on the “Get for Kindle” button.

7. This will lead you to an Amazon.com page where you will notice a green box on the far right hand side that reads “Get Library book”. Tap on this button.

8. You will receive, then, a confirmation from Amazon.com and a “Download now” button. Tap on the download button. Your download will then start.

9. You will then need to power down your Kindle Fire and repower it for your title to appear.

Barnes and Noble

Nook Tablet

You cannot download Overdrive titles directly from your tablet. You will first have to download titles to your computer then transfer them to your Nook tablet.

1. Go to our Library’s website (library.occc.edu)

2. Click on the Overdrive eBooks/eAudioBooks link.

3. Chose your title and add the title to your eCart.

4. “Proceed to checkout” then sign in by clicking on the “Oklahoma City Community College users, please click here to sign in to this system” with your MineOnline username and password.

5. Once logged in, you can set your lending period (7 or 14 days) then confirm your checkout.

6. Once the title downloads, right click on the file and select “Open With”  then choose Adobe Digital Editions.

7. Connect your Nook to your computer with your USB cord. Wait for Adobe Digital Editions to recognize your Nook then left click on the book and drop it into the folder (in Adobe Digital Editions) that says “My Nook.”

**The book will not appear on your main library shelf. To find your Overdrive titles, you will have to click on “Library” and then “My Documents” and then “Adobe Digital Editions” to retrieve your borrowed library titles.

Any questions? Just ask!

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Works Referenced:

Reily, Markus. “How to Borrow Overdrive Library eBooks with the Nook Tablet.” Good eReader, 6 Dec. 2011. Web. 3 Jan. 2012.

Fergus Falls staff. “To Download a Library eBook or Audiobook to a Kindle Fire.” Fergus Falls Public Library, N/A. Web. 3 Jan. 2012


Wishing you a happy holidays and a fantastic 2012!

December 22, 2011

The Library will close today (Thursday, December 22nd) at 5pm.
We will remain closed until 7:30am on Tuesday, January 3rd.
For more details about our hours after the 3rd, please see this page.

We wish you all happy holidays and a fantastic 2012!

Seasons Readings! @ the OCCC Library photo greeting

Don’t forget, if you find yourself with an eReader, iPad, etc. (or even your plain old laptop) you can check out our eBooks through Overdrive all during our Winter Break!


Library Hours for December 19th, 2011- January 17th, 2012

December 19, 2011

Starting next Monday, December 19th through Thursday, December 22nd, the Library will be open from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Library will be closed starting Friday, December 23rd through Monday, Jan 2, 2012.

The Library will re-open on Tuesday, January 3rd (2012!).

The Library hours for Tuesday, January 3rd – Saturday, January 8th will be:

Tuesday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Sunday: CLOSED

The Library hours for Monday, January 9th – Saturday, January 14th will be:

Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Opening Day)

Sun, January 15 – Mon, Jan 16: CLOSED

The Library will then resume regular Spring hours on Tuesday, January 17th!


Come get your Library books, audiobooks and more! In the Main Building today!!!

December 14, 2011

Come check out some library book, audiobooks and more in the Main Building today (by the coffee shop) from 11am to 1pm! And say “Hi!” to Santa’s newest helper– The Vulture Elf 🙂

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