To access most academic databases, you will need your same username and password you use for your OCtech email.
Please call the Library if you have difficulties accessing resources at 803-535-1262 or chat with us via our Ask a Librarian feature.
We know these are unprecedented times, and being a student was already stressful before we had a pandemic to deal with. So please don't hesitate to contact us, even if you aren't sure where to start... we're here to help!
Current (limited) Library Hours
Monday - Thursday, 8:00am - 6:00pm
Friday, 8:00am - 1:30pm
Saturday & Sunday, Closed
*All computers in the library will automatically shut down ten minutes before we close. After the computers shut down, we cannot recover data. To avoid losing hard work, remember to save periodically through a task, and in particular be sure to have saved your work to a flash drive or the cloud at least fifteen minutes before we close.
Watch the video below to learn what resources and services the OCtech library provides.
Library card: Your student ID is your library card. It is required to check out books or to use materials on Reserve, as well as to print.
Circulation policies (updated 10/2/2019):
Fines: $.10/day per item~ As long as item is returned in good condition, fines will be reduced, and as long as the item has not been requested by another patron, will be forgiven.
Copier: $.10/page (if you print on both sides of one page, it will still count as two pages and cost $.20)
Printing from a PC: Requires money on your student ID (this is separate from your refund/financial aid). You can add small amounts of cash (no bills larger than a ten) in the library, or you can use a credit/debit card and add however much you desire in the bookstore.
For more information, see the library's policy manual below.