Please note: The OCAC Library will close permanently after classes end on May 13, 2019. If you are not an OCAC student or faculty, please pick up your holds and return WCCLS library materials at an alternate WCCLS member library. The nearest WCCLS public libraries are the Cedar Mill Community Library and the West Slope Community Library.
The OCAC Library provides access to a unique collection of diverse resources that support curricular and research activities at OCAC. The primary focus of the collection is craft and fine art, available in a variety of print and electronic resources. Although the Library is dedicated to supporting the College community, it is also open to the public.
The OCAC Library is home to a strong and growing collection of over 12,000 books and 90 periodicals on craft and fine art. The Library also hosts a wonderful collection of artist pamphlets, exhibition catalogs and other ephemera. The College is the only academic member of the Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS), providing a specialized and unique addition to the county's collection.
The OCAC Library has a teaching collection of over 40,000 slides in art and craft history, as well as slides of work by contemporary regional, national and international artists, reflecting the College's commitment to its role as a resource for crafts and fine art education in the region. Many of these images have been digitized and are hosted on the ARTStor platform, and library staff will be happy to assist visitors with the use of this digital resource.
For more information about our resources and services, please see the OCAC Library Website.