FAQs

Oregon Tech students, staff, and faculty can access to the library's electronic resources from off-campus by using the username and password for their Oregon Tech email account.

The Arbur collection has many science fiction books which may be read in the LRC 111. The library also supports a collection of "honor books" on the second floor of the LRC. These books may be used and returned without checking them out. Donations are accepted at the Circulation desk. The Klamath County Library also has a large fiction and popular reading collection.
There may be some titles found in the library catalog or available through summit as well.

In a very few cases, we may, have a copy of a textbook. In some other cases, your instructor may put a copy of a book into the library's reserve collection. Check the library catalog for a title.

The Klamath Falls campus library does have some older editions of textbooks available from the Access services desk.

The Oregon Tech bookstore sells course-related texts.

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

From any on-campus computer you can send a print job to a printer. 
In Klamath Falls, you will need to logon to the printer to release your print job.
In Wilsonville, when you send to print, It will automatically start printing. 

To print single sided or color change the options in the printer options.

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 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 the Journal information or about page in many of our electronic resources such as EBSCOhost. This 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 The Student Success Center sometimes offers classes. 

The library may also have books on the software you are looking for. Try looking in Safari E-books (from O'Reilly), or the Online Catalog to find these.

Don’t worry, we are here to help. See the many contact options here.

Enter the name of the article in our library catalog to see if we subscribe. Even if we don’t subscribe, we can usually get the article from another library. Don’t ever buy articles off the internet without checking with us first. 

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.

Look at the type of page and site it is.

Make certain that you have chosen either Tech-Student or Tech-Staff to log into. 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 in Wilsonville, or through CASHNet.

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

Fines are processed every Friday and will show in your account the Friday after overdue items have been returned.

Yes. There are two options. First option is to open an internet browser and will be redirected to a logon page. The second option is to open your computers wireless settings and select either the Tech-Student or Tech-Staff network. You will be prompted for a logon.

In either case, the logon is the same as your Oregon Tech email.

Wireless printing is available at select printers on the Wilsonville 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 houses both the Oregon Tech Library, on the first floor, and the Student Success Center, 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. We also have some general electronic resources such as Academic Search Complete. If your search is more specific we may have a subject page that will help you get started. 

Sometimes when using Firefox you may be asked to accept a security certificate. follow these instructions to do so:
Click on I Understand the Risks, then Add Exception, then Confirm Security Exception.

You should always be wary about visiting unknown websites, especially if they appear to have security issues. Pages linked from the Oregon Tech Library site are safe.