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What You Need to Know about Microsoft Word 2007

icon This presentation is based on Microsoft Word 2007, which is what is running on the library's computers.

You will find more quick reference guides for Microsoft Word on our Explore A Topic Computer Tutorials page.

Borrowing OverDrive eBooks Using the Amazon Kindle

Updated July 2013: Yes, we have library eBooks for your Amazon Kindle! They are available from the OverDrive Downloadables catalog. icon This handout will take you through the steps to select, checkout, and download books from OCPL's OverDrive catalog. (Sorry, downloadable eBooks from the 3M Cloud library for Amazon Kindles are not currently provided. If you would like 3M Cloud library compatibility with your Kindle device, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..)

Secure Passwords

Passwords. They’re an unfortunate fact of life. And as issues such as identity theft become more and more widespread, it also becomes more and more important to follow good password practices. icon This article provides some tips for making sure that our passwords are really secure.

Secrets of the Library

At a recent conference, I was amazed to find out how many people are totally baffled and confused about how to
use the library. I was told that people feel that there’s some sort of “secret handshake” you have to know in order
find anything. Well, as George and Ira might say, it ain’t necessarily so. You don’t have to have a special degree
and there’s no secret handshake you need to know in order to get the most out of this, or any other library. The
goal of icon this handout is to initiate you into some of those “secrets.”

A Quick Guide to Using Our Catalog

How do you find a book? Or a CD or a movie, for that matter? How do you find books on Canada, or who wrote the
No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series of books? If we don’t own the item you’re looking for, how do you find out
if another library in the system has it? Can you have us get the item for you from that other library? How do you
check to see what books you currently have out?
For the answer to these, and other questions, icon read this quick guide to using Polaris, our online catalog.