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New Look for the Library Catalog

We're Migrating to a New Library Catalog

In early August 2022, we migrated the Library Catalog (OPAC) to a new system, OwlCat. Now we are testing the data and rolling out new features.

You can now search for items in the Library's collections as well as articles and ebooks in many of our databases at the same time.

We Are Open

Millard Sheets Library Hours in 2022

Summer 2022

May 11th, 2022 - August 28th, 2022

Monday - Friday  8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday  CLOSED

More details about all of these services

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Online Access to Library

How to Access Library Resources from Off-Campus

Students, faculty and staff can access the library databases, ebooks, and streaming video via the library website

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Featured Guide: Evaluating Sources

Need Help With Your Annotations?

Learn how to create them The Otis Way

The Evaluating Sources guide is here for you:

  • steps you through each of the criteria, including Type of Information
  • read sample annotations
  • links to the Annotation Builder web form to draft your own annotations

Need additional help? Want a librarian to review your annotations? Make an appointment

Current Hours

Summer Hours

May 23rd, 2022 - August 2nd, 2022

TBA - Hours below may change

Monday - Friday  8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday  CLOSED

All times posted are for Pacific Time (PT). Hours are subject to change.

Closed all major holidays

More hours information

Demo: OwlCat Extended Search

OwlCat logo.Demo of the New Library Catalog

We are migrating from the OPAC to a new system. We are testing our new library catalog, OwlCat, and its Extended Search. In this one box, you will be able to search:

  • books and videos in the Library
  • research databases
  • ebooks
  • open access content
  • and more
  • all at the same time

Although we migated our data into the new system, there may be a few glitches (like duplicate records).Some user features may not be available. Please use the search box and let us know what you think.

Library Catalog & Databases


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  • If you encounter an error message, please contact the Circulation Desk

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You might think the most important resource of a library is the books. In fact, it's really the librarians. They can make your life much easier.

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Who was Millard Sheets anyway?

In 1954 Millard Sheets was appointed Director of Otis College. Under his leadership, the school's academic program was restructured so that BFA and MFA degrees were offered.

You may be familiar with his mosaic work on Los Angeles bank buildings.

Oral History of Millard Sheets from the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian

Library Exhibitions

The Millard Sheets Library regularly exhibits items from its Special Collections, especially from the Artists' Books Collection. Check the display case at the library entrance.

Recent exhibitions have included Chance Operations, Random Access and From Here to There.

Please direct questions to Vickie Thomas

Learning Centers

Student Learning Center

The Student Learning Center (SLC) is a friendly space for students on the NW side of the Library where you can receive free support in writing, math, and study skills from peer tutors.

Teaching / Learning Center

The Teaching/Learning Center (TLC) is a faculty dedicated space where you can work as well as receive support in teaching best practices, instructional technologies, and training on Otis College systems such as O-Space, Zoom, and Webmail.

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