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Getting Started Using the Library: For Faculty

This guide will help you learn how to access library resources during the COVID-19 disruption.

Interested in learning more about the services and resources available for faculty? 

Visit our Library Services for Faculty guide. 

For Faculty

Interested in a library lecture for your class? 

If you have moved to hybrid or online delivery, you have a couple of options available to you: 

  • Hold a synchronous online library lecture using ConferZoom or Canvas
  • Have a librarian embedded into your online course with videos and related assignments
  • Provide your students with the link to this guide and instructions on how to use the Library Chat feature.  

Fill out the library lecture request form to get started. 

If you have questions or want more information, contact Erin Gratz at

Interested in embedding any of these videos in your Canvas shell?

All videos on this site are found on YouTube

Now available in Canvas Commons!

You can now download a Library Resources module in Canvas Commons! This can be imported into your course. The module provides your students basic information on how to access and use the library. For questions about the module or custom content for your class, please contact Lori Cassidy.

Using Online Materials in Your Class

Using Online Materials in Your Class

You may use all online materials from OCC's library in your class, under the following guidelines:

  • You must post any library content for your class behind a password. Posting in Canvas is absolutely fine, but you may not post it on an open website that does not require a login. This includes faculty websites.
  • Best practice is to link directly to the materials instead of downloading them and then re-uploading them into Canvas. This is for accessibility/ADA and copyright reasons.
  • You can embed videos from any OCC library source directly into Canvas. If you need help doing this, please contact Erin Gratz
  • Our streaming videos are licensed for classroom use, so you may show them freely. They are typically close-captioned. If you find a video without captions in our online collection, please let Erin Gratz know so the video can be captioned.
  • If you need assistance finding or using materials, please let us know.

Requesting Books for the Library Collection

Requesting Books for the Collection

The library has a large collection of over 100,000 books and over 50,000 ebooks.