Yes. Oregon Tech students, staff, and faculty can access the library's electronic resources from off-campus by signing into the library catalog using their OIT username and password.

The Library has a variety of fiction materials in the main stacks which are generally denoted by call numbers that begin with the letter P. There is also a "Popular Reading" section near the Mezzanine which has a variety of fiction, science fiction, mystery, and non-fiction materials for general reading.

The library also houses a Book Share in the LRC Lobby. These books may be used and returned without checking them out. The Klamath County Library also has a large fiction and popular reading collection.

In a very few cases, we may have copies of textbooks that circulate like traditional books in our collection. In other cases, your instructor may put a copy of a textbook into the library's Course Reserve collection. Course Reserve materials are intended for in-library use only and check out for two hours at a time. Most students use Course Reserve materials to study in the library, or to scan relevant sections for later use. 

Check the library catalog for a title or ask a staff member if your textbook is available to borrow.  

The Tech Nest bookstore sells course-related texts.

Try checking your citation against our guides or ask us.
Guides include: APA - Chicago - MLA - IEEE - CSE - Vancouver - AMA

On a library desktop computer, open your document and choose Print. Select the "Follow Me" printer in the printer list, and click Print. Log into any of the library's printers using your 918 or your OIT login information to release your print job(s).

At Portland-Metro, when you send a document to print, It will automatically start printing.

1. Go to: webprint.oit.edu
2. Sign in with your TECHweb account information
3. Select Web Print on the left
4. Click on: Submit a Job>>
5. Choose: otk-print-01\Follow Me printer (virtual)
6. Click on: Print Options and Account Selection
7. Enter the number of copies
8. Click on: Upload Document>>
9. Find the document you wish to print     (.pdf,.doc,.docx,.ppt,.pptx,.xls,.xlsx)
10. Click on: Upload & Complete>>
11. Go to a printer and release the print job as usual

Look for a Journal information or About page that can be found in many of our online databases, such as EBSCOhost. These pages will tell you if a journal is scholarly or peer reviewed.

For Oregon Tech students, the check-out limit is 100. For Oregon Tech staff and faculty the check-out limit is 300. The check-out limit for local high school students and community borrowers is 10 items.

For Microsoft office products such as Word or Excel, try the Microsoft 365 Training page

You can also try searching the library's Online Catalog for resources, or use the O'Reilly for Higher Education page to access hundreds of free software- and programming-related tutorial courses. 

Don’t worry, we're here to help! See the many contact options here to contact a librarian specific to your area of study, or call or stop by the Help Desk to ask any questions you might have.

Enter the name of the article in our library catalog to see if we subscribe to that journal. In most cases, if the library does subscribe to a particular journal, you will see "Full Text Available" in the search results, which you can click to access the article. 

Even if we don’t subscribe, there are multiple ways in which library staff may be able to get the article from another library

If these options fail-- or if time is of the essence-- you may also be able to use Article Galaxy Scholar to purchase the article using library funds. For a detailed description of how to use Article Galaxy Scholar, see our guide here

Try to look at who wrote the information, if they are affiliated with any organization or have special knowledge or expertise.

See if you can determine when it was written and published. Check to make sure the links are not broken.

Determine what the purpose of the site is, how the information is written, and who it may be written for.

Check for bibliographic citations, links to other sites, or other means for you to verify information on the site. Look for any errors in the information given, or misspellings.

If you are still unsure, you can contact your Subject Librarian with further questions. 

Make certain that you have chosen either the Tech-Student or Tech-Staff WiFi network, and that you are logged into the library's webpage. If you still can't access our databases, please contact us at libtech@oit.edu.

All fines should be paid at the Oregon Tech Cashier's Office on the first floor of Snell Hall in Klamath Falls, Room 130 on the Portland-Metro Campus, or through Transact Payments.

The library can assist you in determining the reason for the fines, but the Cashier's Office handles all financial transactions. 

If you believe that fines have been assessed in error, please contact the library's Access Services Manager.

Yes. Open your device's wireless settings and select either the Tech-Student or Tech-Staff network. You will be prompted to log in, and can do so using your OIT credentials. Guests on campus can use the Tech-Guest network.

Wireless printing is available at select printers on the Portland-Metro campus.

Currently the library is not set-up for student faxing, but students can get assistance with faxing at the Dean of Students' office.

The LRC is the Learning Resources Center, the building that houses the Oregon Tech Library on the first floor, as well as Career Services, Disability Services, Testing Services, and the TOP Program on the second floor. Also on the second floor is the Shaw Historical Library. The Library administration office is on the second floor, room LRC 216. The Library also provides student study areas on both floors.

The library catalog is a good general place to start searching. You can also check our list of subject-specific Research Guides for tips about finding the most useful databases, contact information for Subject Librarians, and more helpful information. 

Library Reference and Research Services