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A preferred search is a search that you can access from your library account, rather than having to retype the search criteria. Learn how to save a preferred search to your account. This interactive tutorial requires you to click on links and buttons.
Learn how to find music in the catalog with Timmy Thingvall.
Learn how to log in to your online library account. This interactive tutorial requires you to click on links and buttons and to type in information.
The Orange County Library System is the first public library to offer RSS (Really Simple Syndication), which is a format designed to distribute or "feed" news and information. Be the first to know about an author coming to the Library, find out about the next book sale, and learn about health and business programs plus more by using the Library's RSS. Check out the feeds offered by the Library. This is an interactive tutorial that requires you to click on links and buttons.
Learn what to expect when you place a reservation on a meeting room at one of our locations.
Learn how to view and copy microfilm from a microfilm machine! This is a video demonstration that requires headphones or computer speakers.
Learn about blogging, online video, podcasts, and more, and start to do-it-yourself! This is a video demonstration that requires headphones or computer speakers.
Take a look at the brand new OCLS Mobile, a breakthrough way to explore the Library using your iPhone or iPod Touch.
Want to learn how to use the calendar for finding and registering for classes? This non-interactive tutorial will show you how it's done. This is an interactive tutorial that requires you to click on links and buttons.
See how simple it is to sign up to receive courtesy notices via text messaging to your mobile device! These courtesy notices are reminders for material you have checked out that is coming due or for classes that you have signed up for at the Library that are coming up.
Learn how to connect to the Orange County Library System’s public wireless network. You may also view this tutorial in a pdf.
Online Resource Tutorials
Learn how to protect yourself on the Web. Use the safety tips and practices in this tutorial to become Internet safe.
What would you do if you encountered a cyberbully? Play through our interactive hands-on tutorial to test yourself. Take the challenge now!
Watch this FCAT tutorial to learn how OCLS can help you and your family prepare for the FCAT!
Get to know Freegal! Learn how to log in, navigate the Freegal site, find your favorite artists, and download songs.
Learn how to get more for your money by viewing a Money Tip$ workshop presented by the Orange County Library System and Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business.
Get an overview of the Morningstar Investment Research Center database.
Learn how to use Morningstar Investment Research Center Reports to research a specific stock or fund
Find out how to use Morningstar Investment Research Center Portfolio X-Ray to break down your investments and read an independent analysis of your portfolio.