Oesterle Library News

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!


Student Jobs Available

September 1st, 2017 by mlproulx

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.

Graphic Novels

July 17th, 2017 by mlproulx

Did you know that Oesterle Library has a large collection of graphic novels? And many of them are in languages other than English! What better way to keep up your skills over the summer than with something entertaining and fun to read?

Check out the book display in our lobby for a selection of some of these great titles!

You can find most of these books in the 741.5 section of the library!