Library and Learning Resource System

Our Library and Learning Resources help students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to secure employment and advance in their careers. Two libraries provide texts and other materials for reference and for loan. At computer workstations, students access electronic resources, research and journal databases, and the Internet. Library staff is available for assistance. Students can also access many of these online resources remotely and beyond school hours.

Online Services

ProQuest contains online articles for building trades and health care related topics. See the Orleans librarian for log-in ID and pin.


Search the Orleans Technical College Library for books, journals, media, and more.

Visit Access PA’s Power Library for a wide range of online resources including eBooks from EBSCOhost and 24/7 chat. Contact library for our barcode number, or use your own Philadelphia Free Library card number and pin.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I contact the library?

Orleans Technical College
2770 Red Lion Road
Philadelphia, PA 19114-1014
Tel: 215-728-4462
Fax: 215-728-4430

How do I access online resources such as reference materials and journals?

You can access many online resources through ProQuest and the PA’s Power Library.

How can I borrow materials?

In order to borrow materials from the library you need to be a faculty member or currently enrolled student. There is a sign out sheet in each library.

Students may check out books for two weeks at a time and may have up to five items out at a time; fines may apply or graduation clearance withheld until compensation is made for damaged or lost items.

To use PA’s Power Library online resources you should have or obtain a library card from your home public library.

How can I find materials?

Library materials are physically arranged in the library according to the Dewey Decimal System. Find materials by searching in the online Library Catalog by title, author, subject or keyword or by using the advanced search options.

What are the library hours?

Hours are posted outside each of our libraries. The librarian is generally available Mondays and Wednesdays from 9am to 1pm, and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am to 3 pm.The libraries are also opened Monday through Wednesday evenings  by other school personnel.

Where is the library?

The Building Trades Library is located on the first floor adjacent to the Atrium in Room T101. The other library is located on the second floor of the Atrium Building in Room A205.