Oesterle Library News

CLOSED February 9

February 9th, 2018 by mlproulx

We are CLOSED.

Oesterle Library and North Central College will be closed on Friday February 9th.

You can always access our online databases and resources if you need to spend your snow day working on research!

All classes and activities are canceled. The dining hall will remain open for resident students.

Have a safe and fun day!


Digital Tools Mini-Workshops

February 8th, 2018 by mlproulx

Several dates for Digital Tools Mini-Workshops will be coming up in the next few weeks! Drop in any time with your assignments, questions, and visions – let’s create the best final projects! Get a preview of the kinds of tools here: Digital Tools Guide

Week 7 – Wednesday (2/14) 1:30pm, Thursday (2/15) 12:00pm

Week 8 – Wednesday (2/21) 1:30pm, Thursday (2/22) 12:00pm

If you are interested but these times do not work for you, please contact Melissa Proulx (mlproulx@noctrl.edu) to arrange another time to meet!




Winter Term

January 2nd, 2018 by mlproulx

Welcome Back!

We hope you had a wonderful D-term and Holiday break.

The library resumes its normal hours today.

Monday thru Thursday  -  -  -  7:45am to Midnight

Friday  -  -  -  7:45am to 8pm

Saturday  -  -  -  9am to 5:30pm

Sunday  -  -  -  12pm to Midnight

Have a great Winter Term, Cardinals!



Holiday Hours

December 20th, 2017 by mlproulx

Oesterle Library Holiday Hours are

21 December thru 27 December . . . . CLOSED

28 December thru 29 December . . . . 7:45 am to 4:00 pm

30 December thru 1 January . . . . . . CLOSED


Regular hours begin on January 2nd.

D-Term Library Hours

December 4th, 2017 by mlproulx

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

November 22nd, 2017 by mlproulx

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!

Veterans Appreciation

November 8th, 2017 by mlproulx

Oesterle Library celebrates Veteran Recognition & Appreciation Month this November to honor and recognize the 28 student veterans and 10 faculty/staff veterans at North Central.

A display of resources available for checkout is located in the Oesterle Library lobby. It features titles related to soldiers’ experiences in wars, as well as titles highlighting veterans’ experiences after their return home.

Thank you for your service. We are proud to have you in the North Central family!

Library Email Down

November 1st, 2017 by mlproulx

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!


October 17th, 2017 by mlproulx


Oesterle Library will host several workshops over the next few weeks to help students prepare for their final projects and presentations. Sessions will be guided by the questions and projects brought by students.


All sessions will be held in the Class of ’97 Computer Lab in Oesterle Library and are open in Week 6, Week 7, and Week 8 on:

Wednesdays   (10/18, 10/25, 11/1)  -   9:30 am – 10:00 am   |   1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Thursdays   (10/19, 10/26, 11/2)  -   1:00 pm – 1:30 pm


Preview some of the tools to be covered at noctrl.libguides.com/tools




Banned Books Week

September 25th, 2017 by mlproulx



It’s Banned Books Week 2017!


Check out the display of just a few of the many banned books we have in our collection.

They are some amazing books – some you’ve definitely heard of, and others that will be new to you! Enjoy!