Coulter Library COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) Updates and Resources

Coulter Library COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) Updates and Resources

Updated as of July 23, 2020 at 3:30pm

Library Hours

Summer classes at OCC will be completely online, including our new real-time remote format. The Library building will be open June 3 - August 7. Hours are Mondays - Thursdays 8:30am - 5pm and Fridays 8:30am - 2:00pm (Closed Friday, July 3) and Closed Saturdays and Sundays.  The library staff are also available to help you remotely. Please email library@sunyocc.edu for assistance.

Library Resources

Coulter Library has electronic resources available through our web site: http://library.sunyocc.edu. If you have trouble accessing library resources please visit our Database Troubleshooting Guide or email us at library@sunyocc.edu 

Course Reserves

Course reserve items will be available when the Library is open.

Reference Asssistance

Students, faculty or staff who need remote reference help can get in touch with us in the following ways:

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan is available at this time, but the number of loaning libraries is limited. This includes digital item requests. 

Physical Library Items

Physical library items are available. The book stacks are still closed. Library staff will retrieve the items for you.

Due dates for all library items checked-out during the spring semester have been extended to September 30, 2020. You can return library items when you return for the fall semester. If you would like to return items over the summer, you can place them in one of our return boxes or return them to any SUNY library in New York state. 

Return Box Locations

  • Outside Coulter Hall entrance under the bridge between Coulter and Mawhinney (Silver Box)
  • Outside Mawhinney Hall entrance by the traffic semi-circle (Blue Box)

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Resources for Faculty

Library Resources

Library resources for faculty moving courses online include the following digital content:

  • Coulter Library has electronic resources available through our web site: http://library.sunyocc.edu. Coulter Library licenses digital collections to offer a wide array of material types that could be incorporated into courses. These include articles, books, videos, image collections, newspapers, historical archives, music, and journals and magazines dating back to the 18th century.
  • Open Educational Resources (OER), which are freely available text and course materials, are listed by broad general discipline areas here: https://sunyocc.libguides.com/OER_OCC. These can substitute for physical books.

Course Reserves

Physical items on course reserve are unavailable at this time. Please contact us to explore possible options. Course reserve items will be available when the Library building is open.

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Additional Updates and Resources from Onondaga Community College

For up-to-date information on Onondaga Community College's policies and procedures regarding reopening of the college, visit Onondaga Community College's We're back in person for you! page. Also, all college staff and students are encouraged to check their OCC email regularly for updates.