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Checking Out A Book

Although some materials like periodicals and some reserve items may only be used in the Beam Library, most items can be checked out.


To check out a book, take it to the Circulation Desk located in the lobby of the Beam Library. You will need your OC I.D. to check out books and other materials.

How Long?

Juvenile books and books located in the stacks have a 14 day checkout period. Circulating DVDs have a 7 day checkout period. Other multimedia material and many reserve items are checked out for library use only. Other exceptions may apply so ask at the Circulation Desk for more information.

Return or Renew?

The Circulation Desk is also the place to renew or return books. While most materials may be renewed there are some exceptions, such as reserve items and interlibrary loan material. Please contact a librarian for instructions on how to renew OC's books online through the "User Services" link on the Beam Library Catalog.