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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.



Finals Week Hours

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Can you believe it? Finals week is here!


Our hours for this week are:

Monday – - –  7:45am – Midnight

Tuesday – - – 7:30am – Midnight

Wednesday – - – 7:30am – 4:00pm


We will be closed Thursday, 11/24 through Sunday 11/27.

Have a wonderful, comforting Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends!


A full listing of our hours may be found here.






Cardinal Research Minute tutorials

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Not sure how to find an article from a citation, order a book from I-Share, or access an article through CardinalSearch? Check out our series of Cardinal Research Minute tutorials! Each Cardinal Research Minutes is designed to help you navigate a particular library resource or service.

We’re always looking for recommendations to add to our Cardinal Research Minute tutorials so please leave your suggestions in the comments below or email us at library@noctrl.edu.

Oesterle Library Easter Weekend

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Welcome back to Spring Term! Oesterle Library will have the following schedule during the Easter Weekend:

  • Friday, April 3: 7:45 AM – closing at 12 noon
  • Saturday, April 4: closed
  • Sunday, April 5: closed
  • Monday, April 6: 7:45 AM – 12 midnight

A complete listing of library hours can be found on the library web site.

Library closed until 5pm Monday

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

The library will be closed until 5pm on Monday, February 2nd. We will open at 5pm and remain open until midnight.

Illinois Prairie Path Archives open house

Friday, July 25th, 2014

The public is invited to meet volunteers who helped build the Illinois Prairie Path and view materials from the organization’s archives during an open house Aug. 11 at North Central College.

The Illinois Prairie Path Archives Open House takes place from 1 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, in the lower level of North Central College’s Oesterle Library, 320 E. School St., Naperville.

The College in early February accepted delivery of the Prairie Path archives, which previously had been stored in Wheaton. Materials in the collection now available for public viewing include photographs… (read more)

Library Staff wins Dissinger

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Congratulations to Circulation and Reserves Assistant Heidi Popovich for winning the 2014 Dissinger Award for support staff members! North Central College’s Dissinger Awards provide an annual occasion to honor and reward faculty and staff who distinguish themselves and the College by their excellence in teaching and mentoring, scholarship, service and/or their performance of a job “above and beyond the call of duty.”

New CardinalSearch Beta

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Oesterle Library’s new CardinalSearch Beta is a search tool that will allow you to search across many of the library’s most popular databases at once. Also included in CardinalSearch results are items from CardinalCat (Oesterle Library’s online catalog) and I-Share.

As CardinalSearch is still in its beta testing phase, we recommend that you use it as a starting point for your research or as a place to begin background research on your topic. If you do use CardinalSearch for your research please provide us with feedback so we can try to improve the service. If you have any questions about CardinalSearch or using it for your research please feel free to contact us.

Help with Citation Styles

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

APA, MLA, Chicago Style. They are not secret government organizations or fashion trends, just different ways of formatting your bibliography. As the end of the term draws near, you may need to follow one of these styles as part of an assignment. Oesterle Library’s web site has an excellent guide to using these citation styles, Citing Sources. It includes links to web sites with examples and other tips for compiling your works cited page. If you need any additional help, contact us via phone, chat, email or text, or better yet, come in and ask for help when the library is open.