Thursday, December 18, 2008

Winter Holiday Hours for the Library

The Library will be closed weekends and open Monday through Friday 8am to 4pm. Normal library hours will resume January 12th.

There will be no librarian services available after December 19th and will be resuming on January 6th.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Holiday break

The library will be closed begining Thursday November 26 through Sunday November 30. We will resume normal hours Monday December 1.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Please secure your beverage

Unsightly spills ruin the carpet. Please make sure you secure the cover on your beverage. Please be extra careful when you're drinking something around the computers. Cans are not permitted because you cannot secure the openings. Thanks for your cooperation.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Why can't I eat in the library?

It's tough to be a student, all the long hours of studying. Studying takes a lot of work and energy. We know it's important for you to keep up your strength which is why we have the tables outside the library doors (near the display cases) where you can grab a quick bite (or better yet, the campus center!)

If you eat in the library inevitably you will leave something behind like crumbs, wrappers or greasy fingerprints. Accidents happen and you may spill. We want to keep the library clean and usable. Food waste brings rodents or bug infestations which can ruin the books. Check out these pictures from the display at Binghamton University.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Library (and the College) will be Closed on Tuesday, Nov. 11

The College will be closed to celebrate Veteran's Day on Tuesday, November 11. This includes the library. Our normal ours will resume on Wednesday, November 12.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Government Spending

With the election coming up, it's your opportunity to send a message about how things have been going with governmental spending. Do you think you could do better? Check out Minnesota Public Radio's Budget Hero program. It allows you to call the shots. "If you've ever wanted to control where your tax dollars go, here's your chance to decide"

Monday, October 6, 2008

Library Will Be Open Regular Hours, October 16-19

The library will observe its regularly scheduled hours (7:30 am - 10:00 pm on Oct. 16; 7:30 am - 4:00 pm on Oct. 17; normal weekend hours) during the MEA break weekend.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

It's election time!

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities' 2008 Election Resource Guide

Get involved with the upcoming election! Minnesota State Colleges and Universities has created a site that assists with voter registration, provides candidate information, explains ways to become more engaged, and describes how to vote. Check out their 2008 Election Resources Guide here. It`s easy!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Library adds new database

The NHCC Library as added ARTstor to its list of research databases (available under the link "Search article databases" on the library's homepage).

According to the ARTstor website: "ARTstor is a digital library of nearly one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes. The ARTstor Digital Library is used by educators, scholars, and students at a variety of institutions including universities, colleges, museums, public libraries, and K-12 schools. The Digital Library serves users both within the arts and in disciplines outside of the arts. This includes historians of art and architecture and others engaged in the visual arts, as well as individuals in fields as diverse as American Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Literary Studies, Medieval Studies, Music, Religious Studies, and Renaissance Studies, all of whom find the images in ARTstor to be relevant to their teaching and research."

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Library celebrates Hispanic Heritage month!

Check out the display in the LRC atrium. All the books are available for check out.

Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15, the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries—-Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico declared its independence on September 16, and Chile on September 18.

The term "Hispanic," as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, refers to Spanish-speaking people in the United States of any race. More than 35 million people identified themselves as Hispanic or Latino in the 2000 Census.

Curious about what else is happening in Minnesota? Check out this page from the Minnesota Department of Finance Employee Relations.

What to know more? Check these resources out!

U.S. Census Facts for Features - Hispanic Heritage Month
Smithsonian celebrates
PBS announces lineup
Chicano Latino Affairs Council-State of Minnesota

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Craig's Good Reads

my Goodreads shelves

Library adds JSTOR to its list of databases

JSTOR is a not–for–profit organization dedicated to helping the scholarly community discover, use, and build upon a wide range of intellectual content in a trusted digital archive. Its overarching aims are to preserve a record of scholarship for posterity and to advance research and teaching in cost–effective ways. It operates a research platform that deploys information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new forms of scholarship. It collaborate with organizations that can help us achieve our objectives and maximize the benefits for the scholarly community.

NHCC now has the Arts & Sciences I Collection. Established in 1997, JSTOR's first collection includes core journals in economics, history, political science, and sociology, as well as in other key fields in the humanities and social sciences. This collection also contains titles in ecology, mathematics, and statistics. Overall, there are 119 titles in fifteen disciplines.

Students and faculty/staff may use JSTOR by going to the library's website ( and selecting the link "Search article databases." JSTOR is the fourth database down in the resulting list. Access is available both on- and off-campus, via a proxy server.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Students--Your NHCC College ID is Important!

Your NHCC photo ID card serves as your library card, so it is important that you get in the habit of carrying it with you when you come to the library. You will need the barcode number on the back of the ID (begins with '20206.....') to log-in to any of our online databases from off-campus, as well as to place interlibrary loan requests through ALEPH, our online catalog (the password in each instance is your last name, not case-sensitive).

You will also need to present your college ID to check out books from the library, to check out reserve items, to check out interlibrary loan items, and to request a study room (we have several quiet study rooms available for up to three hours per day, for groups from 2 to 6).

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Discounted Metro Transit bus passes

North Hennepin and Metro Transit are working together to help with the cost of bus passes for students who ride the bus.

Effective today, the NHCC Bookstore will sell Metro Transit bus passes at a discounted rate to students through the Go-To College Pass program.

Passes provide unlimited ridership on buses and trains anywhere in the metro area.

Current low rates are:
    Fall Semester Pass $115 (ridership dates are 8/15 through 12/31)
    Spring Semester Pass $115 (ridership dates are 1/1 through 5/31)
    Summer Session Pass $60 (ridership dates are 5/15 through 8/31)

To purchase a bus pass, students need to show current NHCC Student ID at the Bookstore.

Financial aid and payment plan charge options may not be used to purchase a bus pass.

Student Success Day - September 9th

Student Success Day is a day to empower students, celebrate diversity, develop community, support learning, and recognize personal and professional goals.


    9:00 am - noon and 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

    90+ workshops
    visit informational tables
    meet with advisors/counselors
    schedule individual meetings with instructors

    12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

    free pizza and refreshments

    3:30 pm

    drawing for give-a-ways, including tuition and bookstore gift certificates, an ipod and other great prizes


"Picture yourself in your mind's eye as having already achieved this goal. See yourself doing the things you'll be doing when you've reached your goal."- Earl Nightingale, motivational speaker and writer

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Library (and the College) will be closed from August 30th through September 1st.

We will be closed this weekend in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Ever wonder what Labor Day means, other than a day off from school or work? Check out this link, from the U.S. Department of Labor. The holiday has been observed for over 100 years! Our regular hours will resume on September 2.

Monday, August 25, 2008

What's new at the NHCC Library

Library hours:
Monday - Thursday 7:30 am – 10:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Reference desk hours
Monday, Wednesday-Friday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - noon

We have added an Ask-a-Librarian Meebo chat. If the Librarian is showing as available, you can chat with us. We can use this service to help you with simple reference questions online!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Good Reads

my Goodreads shelves

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Our first post!

Hello and welcome to the NHCC Library Blog!

We've started this blog to post information and news about the library. Keep watching this space for more. We're excited to be here to share interesting details about the library and what we have to offer. Please let us know if there's anything you're interested in.