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Library

Circulation, Reserves, Reference, Periodicals, Computers, Displays

Circulation

The library is open every weekday of instruction and during finals.
Ohlone Academic Calendar

Fremont Library Hours:

Closed December 12-January 25

Regular Hours
Monday - Thursday
:
7:45am - 7:45pm
Friday: 7:45am - 4:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Newark Center LRC:

Closed December 12-January 25

Regular Hours:
Monday - Thursday
:
9:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Location

The Fremont campus Library is moving in Spring, 2015 to the 1st floor of Hyman Hall.

43600 Mission Boulevard
Fremont, CA 94539

The Newark Center LRC
is located on the first floor,
Room NC-1124.

Telephone

Fremont Campus: (510) 659-6160

Newark Center: (510) 742-3128

More Library Info

Library Program Review
(look for "LRC" under Instructional Programs)

Checking out materials

If you are registered for the current semester, you may check out materials for home use, or for use in the library.

Loan Periods

  • Circulating books: 3 week checkout, with one 3 week renewal. Limit of 4 per subject
  • Reference books: Library use only
  • Reserve books: Various loan periods
  • Reserve Audiovisual items: Library use only, 2 hour limit

Overdue and lost book policy

Fines are not charged, but your records may be held at the Admissions Office if you don't return library materials. You won't be able to register for classes or have transcripts sent out until the items are returned or replacement fees are paid.

Taking classes at the Newark Center?

To request a print book from the Fremont campus collection, use our online catalog HANS to place a hold, and we will send the materials to Newark for you to pick up. (You can watch a video to see how.)

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Reserve Materials

Location

Print reserve materials are shelved
behind the circulation desks
in the Fremont Campus Library
and in the Newark Center LRC.
Some course reserves are
available electronically.

For more details, see the
Course Reserves FAQ

Finding Reserve Materials

Reserve items are cataloged in HANS, the Ohlone College Online Catalog. Select the Course Reserve tab and then search by your instructor's name or your course number.

Please ask a librarian if you are having trouble locating Reserve Materials.

Most Reserve items are library use only, but some may be borrowed overnight or longer. Ask at the checkout desk to determine the status of each item.

Placing materials on Reserve

Instructors may place print materials on reserve by printing out this form, filling it out completely, and bringing it along with reserve materials to the circulation desk. (You must have the Adobe Reader program installed on your computer to view this form. Download the free Adobe Reader program.)

More information, including how to submit electronic course reserves (e-reserves), is available from our Course Reserves FAQ.

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Reference Desk

Questions?
Ask a Librarian:

At the reference desk, we can

  • Answer your questions 
  • Find information for you 
  • Help you use the online library catalog and databases 
  • Help you find books and other materials 

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Periodicals

Periodicals Questions?

Journal and magazine subscriptions in both academic and recreational subjects are kept in the periodicals department in either paper or microfilm format. We have about 225 titles. Back issues of many titles are also kept. They may be copied and, except for the most recent issue, checked out for one week.

Newspapers in paper format are available on racks.

Databases of journal, magazine and newspaper articles are provided on the library's public access computers, which are connected to a network printer. The databases are Web-based. Registered students may search the Web databases, as well as the library's catalog, from their home computers.

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Library Computers

Computers

The library computing area
includes PCs and space for laptop use.

Library Computers:

  • A wireless network is available in the library.
  • Software available in the library includes: MS Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel & Powerpoint).
  • Accessibility enhancements such as a wheelchair accessible desk and screen enlarging software are also available at some stations.

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Library Displays

Library Displays

Library Display cases are available to showcase student or faculty work, to highlight library collections, and to promote student clubs & events.

Display Case Availability

The Fremont LRC has three display cases available for exhibits of work from faculty, college departments,
and student clubs.

  • the display cases are horizontal, 8' long and 3' wide; 
  • the cases are available for two week periods, or as fits your needs.
  • contact librarian to schedule your display.
  • bird's eye view of one case:

Library display case


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Newark Center LRC

The Learning Resources Center
at the Ohlone College Newark Center for Health Sciences
and Technology

LRC Reference &
Circulation Desk

(510) 742-3128

Newark Center Librarian

Barbara Duggal

Room NC-1113
(510) 742-3127 (office)

Newark Center LRC Hours

Monday - Thursday:
9:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Location

The Newark Center LRC
is located in room NC-1124.

The Newark Center LRC has a primarily digital collection, including access to many reference and periodical databases. Highlights of the digital collection include:

  • numerous resources for Nursing and Allied Health,
  • thousands of multidisciplinary full-text periodical sources, including specialized resources in environmental studies,
  • and a collection of thousands of full text ebooks including encyclopedias and specialized reference sources

To request a print book from the Fremont campus collection, use our online catalog HANS to place a hold, and we will send the materials to Newark for you to pick up. (You can watch a video to see how.)

Other Services Include:

  • For students: Make a one-on-one research assistance appointment with a librarian!
  • For faculty: Collaborate with a librarian on a customized research skills instructional session for your class!
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Computers & Multimedia Viewing
  • Print & Scan-to-Email
  • Small Group Study Rooms
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Media Center

Hours

The center is open during 
library open hours.

Location

Located at the
Fremont Campus Library
circulation desk.

Media Center Home

Telephone

(510) 659-6280
or
659-6000, ext. 5029

The Media Center has more than 1700 videos intended for classroom use. The videos may be booked in advance and are available from the library circulation desk. Students may borrow instructional videos for up to two hours to view in the library.

All videos are fully cataloged in the Library online catalog. For complete instructions on searching for instructional videos, see our Instructional Videos FAQ.

Audiovisual equipment, technical support, and maintenance are also available through the Media Center.

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Innovation and Technology Center (ITC)

Hours

Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Location

Located on the 4th floor of the 
Blanchard Learning Resources Center
(the second floor of the Library).

Innovation and Technology Center (ITC) Home

http://www.ohlone.edu/org/itc/

Telephone

(510) 659-6162

Equipment and training are provided for faculty and staff interested in incorporating technology in instruction. Please contact Christine Bolt in Professional Development at ext 6233 or cbolt@ohlone.edu. For any online education needs please contact ecampus@ohlone.edu or call ext 7579.

  • Nine computers and a range of multimedia software are provided.
  • Online courses, workshops, and hands-on sessions are available. See the ITC home page for more information.

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Accessibility

Adaptive Technologies
Equipment & Software

  • CCTV
  • Wheelchair-accessible Internet Research station
  • Zoomtext Screen Magnification Software
  • Adaptive Computer Workstation including:
    • Internet access
    • Microsoft Office
    • Screen magnifier
    • JAWS screen reader
    • Kurzweil 1000 & 3000 scan/read systems

The Ohlone College Learning Resources Center seeks to ensure that all individuals receive excellent library service. To that end, the library is equipped with adaptive technologies to provide access to library materials.

Students who wish to request library materials in an alternate format should contact a Disabled Student Services Counselor to discuss their needs.

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