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Library 97 Lab closed

Monday, November 29th, 2010

The Class of 1997 Library Instruction Computer Lab will be closed for construction beginning Monday, November 29th. During the construction, the 97 Lab and three adjacent group study rooms will be unavailable for use.  The computers in the small lab, Reference Room and Periodicals Room in the library will still be available.  In addition, there are four group study rooms available for use in the Periodicals Room.  Please contact the library if you have any questions or concerns.

New Laminator in Oesterle Library

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

A new laminator is now available for use in the workroom of the Tyson Education Curriculum Center in Oesterle Library. Laminating pouches come in a standard letter size and a smaller size for name tags. It is also possible to mount items onto foam boards, with or without glossy finish. Lamination supplies can be purchased and assistance is available from the Information Services Desk.

Welcome back!

Monday, January 4th, 2010

Welcome back! We hope everyone had a safe and relaxing break! We’ve been busy here at Oesterle Library over the break. The most noticable change you’ll see is the redesign of the library’s homepage. Rest assured that all of the content you are used to is still available. It’s just presented in a way that will make it easier for you to find what you are looking for. Keep your eyes open for other suble changes to the look and feel of the library website over the coming months and please feel free to contact Aimee Walker, Coordinator of User Experience, if you have any questions.

Just a reminder that our winter term hours are as follows: Monday-Thursday 8 am-midnight, Friday 8 am-8pm, Saturday 9 am-5:30pm and Sunday noon-midnight. For a complete listing and information about any holiday hours please see the library’s complete listing of hours.

For more information about all of the library’s happenings check out the winter 2010 edition of the library newsletter, Ex Libris. If you’re interested in learning more about navigating the new library homepage, please see the video below.

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Alumni Borrowers Card

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Graduating students can continue to utilize the Oesterle Library collection by requesting an Alumni Courtesy Borrowers Card. To obtain a free Alumni Card simply stop by the Information Services Desk and complete an application.  Once the application has been processed, and Alumni status has been confirmed, a card will be issued to the applicant.

With a Courtesy Borrowers Card alumni can check- out 3 books at a time for a 3 week time period. The non-circulating reference and periodicals collections are available for in-house use.

End of the Year Research Needs

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

With the end of the term and school year quickly approaching make sure to start your research for your papers, speeches and presentations early.  As a student at North Central you have access to Oesterle Library’s great collection of books, videos, magazine, newspapers and journals.  You also have access to books in the collections of 76 other college and research libraries throughout the state of Illinois, including places like the University of Illinois, through the I-Share catalog.

If you still can’t find the book you are looking for, or if it’s an article that you are unable to find in Oesterle Library’s collection, you are still in luck.  WorldCat provides a listing of and a way for Oesterle Library to order books and articles that are not available from I-Share libraries.  Be sure to check out our guides to getting books and articles from other libraries or contact the library staff for more information.

Remember, you can have access to almost any resource you need with Oesterle Library’s help if you start gathering your research early enough.  Some resources can take up to a week to receive.

New Chat with a Librarian Service

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Oesterle Library now offers a fast and easy way to connect with Librarians to ask reference questions.  The Library’s “Chat with a Librarian” service uses Google Talk to create an interactive reference service that lets you communicate with Librarians in real-time.   This feature is designed to answer brief questions and is available in the upper right hand corner of every page of the Library’s website.  Help will be available whenever the library is open.   Simply click on “Chat with a Librarian” and enter your question.