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Library Orientation   Tags: databases, english, first year experience, help, library, online students  

Provides an introduction to the Owens Community College Libraries and their resources
Last Updated: May 19, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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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 instructors 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.


New Books!


Library Hours

Toledo Campus:

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

Findlay Campus:

Monday - Thursday: 9 am - 6 pm
Friday: 9am - 2 pm
Saturday - Sunday: CLOSED


    Library Contacts

    Questions about book loans, renewals, and fines? Contact your library!

    Toledo Circulation:  567-661-7015

    Findlay Circulation:  567-429-3088

    You can also email either library at

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


    How Long Can I Keep...

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

    Fines are $.10 a day on Owens items

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

    Fines are $.50 a day on OhioLINK items


    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:


    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

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