Library News & Events

Spring Break Hours

Spring Break Hours


March 11: CLOSED

March 12 - 16: 8:00am - 4:30pm

March 17: CLOSED

March 18: 12:00pm-6:00pm

Normal library hours will resume March 19. 

Coulter Library Spring Hours

Coulter Library Spring Hours

January 16 - May 14

Monday-Thursday: 8:00am-9:00pm

Friday: 8:00am-4:30pm

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: 12:00pm-6:00pm



March 11: CLOSED

March 12 - March 16: 8:00am-4:30pm

April 1: CLOSED

Upcoming Library Events

Upcoming Library Events

Be sure to check out the events coming up this semester!


Coulter Rock Painting & Coloring

Wednesdays, 10:00-12:00, Second Floor at Maker T.I.M.E. Pillar


On Exhibit: 200th Anniversary of the Erie Canal: A History

February 5th - 28th, Second Floor Library


Valentine's Day Card & Button Making

Wednesday, February 14th, 11:00-12:30, First Floor Lobby


OCC Knit & Crochet Club

Wednesdays February 14th, March 14th, April 11th, and May 9, 11:00-12:30, First Floor Lobby


3D Printing Workshops 

Wednesday, February 21: Introduction to 3D Printing

Wednesday, February 28: 3D Design with Tinkercad

Wednesday, March 7: Design Time & 3D Printing Instruction

11:00-12:00 in Third Floor Library Classroom (C340C)


Sudanese Cultural Sampler

Wednesday, February 28th, 11:00-12:30, First Floor Lobby


Doggy De-Stress in the Library

Monday, May 7th, 11:00-1:00, First Floor Lobby/Events Room


For more information visit Coulter Library! 


Learn to Knit and Crochet at OCC!

Learn to Knit and Crochet at OCC!

The Crochet & Knitting club is open to all OCC staff and students. All classes and club dates are the second Wednesday of every month, materials will be provided.

Spring 2018 Club Dates:

February 14

March 14

April 11

May 9

When: 11:00am-12:30pm


Where: First Floor Coulter Lobby

Turn your Lazer Card into a Library Card!

Turn your Lazer Card into a Library Card!

Borrow items from the library using your OCC Lazer card.  You’ll need to register for a barcode, but it only takes a minute!  Stop by the second floor Course Reserves counter or the first floor Checkout counter to register.  We have books, textbooks, DVDs, and more available for checkout.

Kindness Rocks Garden

Kindness Rocks Garden

Would you like to paint a rock to add to our garden?

Coulter Library's rock painting station is available Wednesdays from 11am - 2pm. It is located near the Coulter TIME pillar on the second floor of the library.

The Visual Arts Resource Center (W251) also has rock painting supplies (Hours of operation are Monday-Wednesday 8am-10pm, Thursday 10am-10pm, Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday 9am-1pm).

Please include the hashtag #SUNYOCCrocks somewhere on your rock before adding to the garden or relocating elsewhere.


What can you do if you find a #SUNYOCCrocks rock?

Post a photo of the rock on Facebook, Twitter, or Snapchat with the hashtag #SUNYOCCrocks. Then either keep the rock, hide it somewhere, or return it to the Kindness Rocks Garden on the 1st floor of Coulter Library.


This activity is part of Coulter TIME (Think / Invent / Make / Explore), Coulter Library maker-related events & activities.

Learn to Crochet or Knit @ Coulter - December

Learn to Crochet or Knit @ Coulter - December

This Crochet & Knitting club is open to all OCC staff and students. All classes and club dates are the second Wednesday of every month from 11-12:30 in Coulter Hall - 1st Floor Lobby.

Fall Semester Club Dates: Wednesdays (Oct. 11, Nov. 8 & Dec 13)

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Pop-Up Maker Space

Pop-Up Maker Space

On Monday, October 23rd our Pop-Up Maker Space event was held from 11am to 1pm on the 1st floor of Coulter, and participants were able to try knitting, rock painting, jewelry making, Arduinos, and more! 

On October 23rd we invited the campus community to participate in this event by entering an item that was made for the first Coulter Library maker contest. The contest was open to the entire campus community. Entries were due by 2pm on October 20nd and were displayed at the event on the 23rd. The winner received a $15.00 iTunes or Google Play gift card. 

Direct questions to Lisa Hoff,, or Dennis Thoryk,



Mon, 10/23/2017 - 11:00am

Human Library

Human Library

The Human Library took place in Coulter Library on Wednesday, October 4th, and we hope you were able to enjoy the fun! Check out our Human Library Flickr album for event pics!

Visit the Human Library event page for additional details:

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 9:00am

Survival in the "Wild": The Supply Box Challenge

Survival in the "Wild": The Supply Box Challenge

We hope you were able to attend our exciting Supply Box Challenge on April 5th and 6th, 2017! This challenge gave participants the chance to test out their problem-solving skills. Like Cheryl Strayed in the book  Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail participants were on the PCT trail, and with a storm quickly approaching they needed to get into their supply box before the storm arrived. With 25 minutes to find clues, solve puzzles, and decipher hidden codes to break-in to the supply box, time was of the essence!


Check out our Wild Event Flickr Album page for pics from the event!

Presented in collaboration with the Honors Program, ARH/IND Department, Coulter Library, and Wild Common Read Committee


Thu, 04/06/2017 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm