The new Learning Commons at Otero Junior College opened on Jan. 14, 2013. Students have access to a new space providing an umbrella of learning support services, utilizing the very latest in educational technology. Funded by a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) grant, the Learning Commons learning and support services include a Math & Science Learning Center, STEM Tech Center, the Wheeler Library, and Student Success Center.
Some of the features of the Learning Commons include: access to databases, personnel to help with research and access to many assistive technology devices and computer options. A variety of seating options and study areas are available to meet each student’s learning styles. Much of the furniture is moveable, which allows students to reconfigure study areas to meet their needs.
Students will be able to utilize all of the Learning Commons’ services including the new coffee shop, The Venom Pit. The coffee shop features Starbucks Coffee and is managed by Sodexo Campus Services.
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Relax in our Starbuck's Coffee Shop as you enjoy our periodicals from the library.
Wheeler Library carries a large selection of popular magazines and professional journals. The library also subscribes to these newspapers: Pueblo Chieftain, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, La Junta Tribune-Democrat, Bent County Democrat, Fowler Tribune, and Rocky Ford Daily Gazette.
Get a Library Account:
Please come into the Learning Commons during open hours to establish a library account.
OJC Staff/Students: You will need to complete a short registration form and show your OJC ID. Once registered, you will be able to check out library materials as well as access the electronic journal databases.
If you are a current student needing ONLY database access and are unable to register in person, please register by calling 719-384-6882 during library hours.
If you are unable to reach us, please complete all lines on this form, including your S#. The form will be checked to validate that you are a current student, within two business days. Please plan your research accordingly. Once completed, online registrants will receive an email notification which will include instructions for accessing their library account and the databases.
Students who register by phone or with the online form will need to show their OJC ID and complete an in-person registration if they need to borrow physical materials from the library.
Community Patrons: Community members will need to come to the library during open hours to complete a short pre-registration form, show a valid picture ID, and complete the application process.
Expired Accounts: Library accounts are automatically set to expire on June 30th of the current school year. All library users (students, staff, and community) are welcome to renew their accounts online, by phone, or in person. Library staff will verify your contact information and renew your account for another year.