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Library Orientation

Provides an introduction to the Owens Community College Libraries and their resources

New Books!

Library Hours and Contact Information

Fall Semester Hours

Toledo Library

Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday CLOSED

Findlay Library

Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - Noon
Saturday - Sunday CLOSED

 

Questions about book loans, renewals, and fines?

Contact your library!

Toledo Library: (567) 661-7015

Findlay Library: (567) 429-3088

You can also email either library at libhelp@owens.edu

If you're having trouble connecting to a library resource, try our Troubleshooting guide to resolve common problems.

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How Long Can I Keep...

Owens Library Books - 3 weeks; can be renewed 6 additional times, depending on availability
Owens Library Videos and DVDs - 1 week; can be renewed 3 additional times, depending on availability

Fines are $.10 a day on Owens items

OhioLINK Books - 3 weeks; can be renewed 6 additional times, depending on availability
OhioLINK Videos and DVDs - 1 week; can be renewed 3 additional times, depending on availability

Fines are $.50 a day on OhioLINK items

Your Library Account

Keep track of your books, renew your items, and avoid fines!

My Library Record

Reserve Items

Reserve items are books and other materials that have been placed in the library for all students to use. These items can include books, articles, sound recordings, and movies. 

In order for all students to have access to reserve items, they cannot leave the library

If your instructor informs you to find an item on reserve, head to the circulation desk at the library. You will need your Owens ID card, and either the name of your instructor or course.

Search by COURSE NUMBER in the box below to see if reserve texts are available for your course. Enter your course number (i.e. ENG 112) with a space between course and number.
Click here for a complete list of courses with materials on reserve.

E-Reserves are reserve materials that can be formatted for viewing and downloading over the Internet. In order to access E-reserves, you will need to know the name of your instructor, the course name/number, and the password for the course. The password is available from your instructor or at the Information Desk, 567-661-7017. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view or print E-Reserves material.

Call Numbers- Not So Scary!

The majority of academic libraries, including Owens, use Library of Congress call numbers to organize our materials. These call numbers, found on the spine of the item, keep information on the same or similar topics grouped together. Library of Congress call numbers use a combination of letters and numbers to identify an item. Here is an example:

GT
2490
.A45
2007

When looking for an item on the shelf, it is best to break the call number down line by line, starting from the top. 

  • GT <--- These letters indicate the subject of the item. There are posters in both libraries displaying Library of Congress letters and their subject areas. Here, GT indicates that the subject of this book is Manners and Customs.
  • 2490 <--- The second line of the call number is called the classification, and should be read as a whole number: two thousand four hundred and ninety. GT 1900 would come before GT 2490.
  • .A45 <--- This line generally refers to the author of a work, and is a combination of letters and numbers. Here, you will need to look at each letter and number individually in order to determine the location of the book. For example, .A45 would come after .A239, because the 4 is higher than the 2.
  • 2007 <--- The final line is the publication date. This line is read as a whole number: 1998 would come before 2007