Oesterle Library News

Closed for July 4th

July 4th, 2017 by mlproulx

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

May 26th, 2017 by mlproulx

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!!

Black Lives Still Matter

February 28th, 2017 by mlproulx


Black History Month may be drawing to a close, but that does not make our current display on Black Lives Matter any less relevant. We actively celebrate the value and achievements of the black community both on campus and around the country. Student members of the NCC Black Student Association contributed to guide on the art, poetry, music, and film that celebrates the Black Lives Matter Movement. Enjoy what they’ve put together here.


Here is a preview:


Image of Black Lives Matter Guide




MLK Week Archives Exhibit

January 13th, 2017 by mlproulx

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

December 20th, 2016 by mlproulx

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

November 18th, 2016 by mlproulx

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.






Election 2016

September 30th, 2016 by mlproulx

This year’s presidential election is one of the most contentious in recent memory, and we are all watching it play out day-by-day across all forms of media – whether we want to or not! I’m sorry to say that we can’t just stick our heads in the sand and wait for it all to be over. So if you’re looking for a bit more information about the candidates, wondering what news sources to trust, or still need to register to vote, we’ve got you covered.


Check out our Election Research Guide for all of this and more!


We want to prepare our Cardinals to be informed, involved, principled, and productive citizens and lifelong learners.

Love the Library?

September 7th, 2016 by mlproulx

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

Apply to work at Oesterle Library!

Student jobs are open for the 2016-2017 school year. Must be a current North Central student to apply.

Cardinal Research Minute tutorials

April 14th, 2015 by Aimee Walker

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.

International Tabletop Day

April 6th, 2015 by Aimee Walker

Come and game with us! We’re celebrating International Tabletop Day on April 11 from 1pm to 5pm!

International TableTop Day was founded three years ago as a way for the world to celebrate tabletop gaming together. Every spring, fans host thousands of events all over the world and every year, the event grows. TableTop Day 2014 was celebrated in 80 countries, over all 7 continents, and had over 3,000 events in total. 2015 is going to be even bigger! Visithttp://tabletopday.com/ for more information about the worldwide event.

Stop by the Library and play or learn games with new and old friends. We will have a mix of new and classic tabletop games or feel free to bring your own favorite! For more information check us out on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!