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Library Services

Starting on June 1, 2023, the Library Building, Bldg. 3, will be closed for a modernization project. Visit the OCC Library in the Russell Building, where students can work with library faculty and staff in the Computer Lab, room 135. Signage will direct students, faculty, and staff to other library services in the Russell Building, and to Library-sponsored events on campus and at the SEC.

The Ocean County College Library offers a wide variety of materials and personalized assistance to members of the college community in locating and evaluating appropriate resources to satisfy their information needs.

The mission of the OCC Library is to provide its users with information pertinent to all areas of research and instruction; to teach Information Literacy in collaboration with teaching faculty; and to provide access to professional librarians who can assist patrons in locating the information they need.

The Library maintains a robust physical and electronic collection, holding over 80,000 print books, more than 240,000 eBooks, print periodicals, electronic access to journals, periodicals, and databases, DVDs, and music CDs. The Library is a designated selective Federal Depository Library, giving access to thousands of government documents in print and electronic form. Patrons can borrow materials from other libraries that are not accessible through the OCC Library by using the Interlibrary Loan program.

The OCC Library extends borrowing privileges to currently enrolled OCC, Kean Ocean, and Ocean County Performing Arts Academy students, faculty, and staff. Additional information can be accessed at the Library site. To access library resources and the Library Chat Service from off campus, log in to your Ocean Connect account and select the Library Services tab. For more information, email us at, or call 732-255-0400 x2247.