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Events
  • You are invited to a Movies that Matter Special Screening of the powerful new film shaping the debate about rape on college campuses, The Hunting Ground, on Tuesday, September 15 at 7:15 PM in the Otis Forum.  The Hunting Ground is a startling exposé of sexual assaults on U.S. colleges, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on the victims and their families from the Academy Award-nominated filmmaking team of Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering.
  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by 

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • Sunday, September 27, 2pm, Free
    Symposium: Centered on Clay

    Keynote speaker: Kathy Butterly
    East Los Angeles College | Rosco C Ingalls Auditorium | 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754 | 323.265.8650


    A symposium in conjunction with the exhibition Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty
    September 26 – December 6, 2015

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Circulation Policies

Checkouts and Renewals - Overview

  Initial Check-out Undergraduate Student Graduate Student Faculty & Staff
Books / CDs 3 weeks May be renewed once May be renewed twice May be renewed twice
Videos / DVDs / Blu-rays 1 week  May not be renewed  May be renewed once May be renewed once
iPad / tablets / e-Readers 1 week May not be renewed May not be renewed May be renewed once

Renewals will not be allowed if there is a Request for the item in the system.

Online renewals: Starting 3 days before materials are due, when a student’s library account is current and they have no library issued checkout or student accounts holds, materials may be renewed online or through the Library’s Online Public Access Catalog using the Otis Xnumber and Self-Service PIN. If a student has difficulty renewing items, they should contact the circulation desk for help.

Checkout Periods

Books, Videos/DVDs/Blu-rays, CDs, Reserves, and Anatomical models may be checked out during all open hours.* Electronic devices and Items in Special Collections or from the Annex are available only while senior library staff are present. The Visual Resources Center is open during weekday business hours only.
*Videos/DVDs/Blu-rays may not be checked out by students over the winter break.

Library Materials

  • Unless otherwise noted, all library materials that are available for checkout are considered to be in good condition for their circulation age, and in the case of electronic or visual media, in good working order.
  • Patrons are responsible for inspecting the materials before they leave the library. If any missing or damaged parts or pages are found, the patron must notify circulation staff, to make note of the condition in the system. Patrons are responsible for returning the materials in the condition they were issued.
  • Patrons will be responsible for all repair and/or replacement costs for materials that are damaged, lost, or stolen while checked-out to them. Repair costs will be estimated by the library’s cataloger. In lieu of paying replacement costs, patrons may elect to replace the lost or damaged materials and pay a $15.00 processing fee per item. Replacement materials must be the same ISBN and year (or make and model of equipment) as the lost or damaged item, unless otherwise designated by the library cataloger.
  • The library is not responsible for data left on any laptop, tablet, or other device. Patrons are responsible for backing up all data before returning electronic devices.

Policies for Patrons

Please refer to the accompanying policies for specific types of patrons: