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Exciting News!

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

In the coming weeks, Oesterle Library will be getting a much-needed new website!

Our web address will continue to be Library.noctrl.edu and you will continue to have access to all the same resources and services.

Bear with us as we all get accustomed to the new platform. It should be an exciting change!



Spring Workshops

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

The Spring Term Digital Tools Workshops are here!

All sessions are open to anyone interested in dropping by. Bring your questions and your projects for us to work through.


Weeks 6, 7, & 8

Wednesdays (5/2, 5/9, 5/16) – 1:00 pm

Thursdays (5/3, 5/10, 5/17) – 9:00 am & 3:00 pm


If none of these sessions work for you, contact Melissa Proulx (mlproulx@noctrl.edu) to arrange another time.


Get a first look at some of the tools we’ll discuss here: Digital Tools Guide


D-Term Library Hours

Monday, December 4th, 2017

During the D-Term classes, Oesterle Library Hours are:

Monday – Thursday – 7:45am to 9:30pm

Friday – 7:45am – 5:00pm

Saturday – 10:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday – Closed


Our online resources are always available!



Closed for Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Oesterle Library will close at 4:00pm on Wednesday (11/22) and remain closed until 7:45am on Monday (11/27).

We wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday!

Library Email Down

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Hello, Cardinals!

The library reference email will be down this weekend (11/4-11/5) while we are migrating from Groupwise to Office 365.

While we are very excited for this transition, we don’t want anyone to miss out on reference help during this time!

If you require immediate assistance, please come in to see us or call (630) 637-5715.

Thank you for your patience!

Student Jobs Available

Friday, September 1st, 2017

Do you love the library? Do you like helping people? Do you enjoy working with other students? Do you plan on spending all your free time in the library anyway?

Apply to work at Oesterle Library!

Student jobs are open for the 2017-2018 school year. You must be a current North Central student to apply.

Closed for July 4th

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Happy Independence Day!

Oesterle Library will be closed in observance of Independence Day.

Have a safe and happy holiday!

We will reopen Wednesday July 5th at 7:45am

End of the Academic Year

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Can you believe it? We’re already nearing the end of Spring term!

This is your friendly reminder to return ALL items by the Wednesday of Finals week (6/7). This includes Oesterle items and I-Share items.

If you are taking Summer Classes that begin on June 12th, you are allowed to check out and renew items after the 7th. And we are happy to help you with that!

Good Luck on Finals!!

MLK Week Archives Exhibit

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Black Academics, Activism and Art at North Central College: 1959-1974

Reception Monday, January 16, 8:30am

This exhibit, curated by Archives student assistants Brandon Barnes and Cynthia Apantenco, focuses on African American North Central College students’ experiences from the civil rights movement in the late 1950s through the development of the Black Power Movement in the 1970s. The exhibit covers the exchange program between North Central and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in Atlanta, the development of North Central’s Black Student Association (BSA), and the establishment of a Black Cultural Center (now the Multicultural Center) in Goldspohn Hall. The exhibit, which features pages of The Chronicle, documents from the BSA, an oral history from an African American alumna, and other archival material, is located in the Oesterle Library Reference Room and will be on display through winter term.

Holiday Hours

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Happy Holidays from everyone at Oesterle Library!


Our hours for this holiday season are:

Monday, 19th – - 7:45am – 4:00pm

Tuesday, 20th – - 7:45am – 4:00pm

Wednesday, 21st thru Tuesday 27th – - CLOSED

Wednesday, 28th – - 7:45am – 4:00pm

Thursday, 29th – - 7:45am – 4:00pm

Friday, 30th – - 7:45am – 4:00pm

Saturday, 31st thru Monday, 2nd – - CLOSED

Normal hours resume Tuesday, January 3rd – - 7:45am – Midnight


See our full listing of hours here.