Monday, December 7, 2009

Christmas Break Hours:

Beginning December 18, the library will be open Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm and closed weekends. Normal library hours will resume January 11th.

There will be no librarian services available after December 18th and they will be resuming on January 5th.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Holiday Break

The library will close Wednesday November 25th at 10pm and remain closed through the weekend and resume normal hours beginning Monday November 30th.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Campus will be closed November 11 in honor of Veterans Day

North Hennepin Community College will be closed on November 11th in honor of Veterans Day. Please consider attending the recognition celebration held on Tuesday November 10th. There will be many tables up with information and a wonderful program in the Theater from 1 - 2:30 p.m. Flyers are up announcing the keynote guest speaker, VFW coming in to post the colors, student speakers, etc.

For further information on Veterans Day's history that dates back to 1919, check out this website.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

catalog down for maintenance

The book catalog will be down for maintenance this weekend. The times that we are scheduled to be down include Saturday, October 31, 6:45 a.m to 8:00 a.m. and Sunday, November 1, 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Monday, October 5, 2009

October 15th and 16th

Classes will not be in session on October 15th and 16th because of MEA (Minnesota Education Association)conference but the library WILL be open our normal hours. Thursday we will be open 7:30am-10pm and Friday 7:30am-4:00pm. Librarian services will not be available.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Library will be closed this weekend!!

Goodbye Summer, Hello FALL!!! The library will be closed Friday September 4th at 4pm and re-open on Tuesday September 8 at 7:30am. We are closing in honor of Labor day. Why do we celebrate Labor day? It's more than just another day off and there is controversy about the day despite the 100+ year history. If you want more information check out this link.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Free books!

There are some free paperback books on a cart in the library. Help yourself and don't forget to log them onto .

All the books have been taken. Thanks for your interest!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Welcome back!

The library will be closed on Saturday and Sunday August 22 and 23rd.

We will resume fall semester library hours beginning on Monday August 24th.

The library hours will be:
Monday - Thursday 7:30am-10:00pm
Friday 7:30am-4:00pm
Saturday 8:30am-4:00pm
Sunday 12:30pm-4:00pm

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Star Tribune's Cabin Reading

Last Sunday's (June 21) Star Tribune featured suggestions for "cabin reading," including some from North Hennepin librarian Craig Larson. The URL for the story is here:

Thursday, June 18, 2009

We want to hear from you!!!

There's a big notepad near the reference desk and check out desk. Please add your thoughts about what you like best about the library. Watch for changes in the question. We want your feedback.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Summer reading recommendations

Check out the display case in the atrium for summer reading recommendations. All books are available for check out. What are some of your summer reading titles?

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Summer Hours

The library hours the week of May 18th will be 7:30am - 4:00pm. The library will be closed weekends after May 15th until the beginning of Fall semester. Beginning May 26 the library will be open 7:30am - 10:00pm Monday through Thursday. Friday the library will be open 7:30am - 4:00pm except for Friday June 12, 19, 26 and July 10 and 17 which will be open 7:30am - 12:00pm. The library will be closed on July 3rd in honor of Independence day. Did you get that? If it's confusing, just ask us!

Monday, April 13, 2009

New and Trial databases! We need your feedback!

Check out the New databases! Credo General Reference database includes full-text, aggregated content from hundreds of reference books covering every major subject. It's great for those online students who might need information from an encyclopedia.

We also have access to a great news source called Access World News. This provides 3,900+ sources of news from the U.S. and around the world. We will have access to this database as a trial until December 21st, 2009. It is a trial so please let us know if you like it.

We need your feedback!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

The library will be open on Sunday

The library will be open regular hours on Sunday, April 12th.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

cell phones in the library

Please set your cell phone to vibrate when you're in the library. It's very disruptive to hear your cell's ringer going off. This is especially true in the quiet area of the library. Please be considerate of those of you around you.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April Fools Day

April Fool's Day, or All Fool's Day, probably developed somewhat differently in various countries, but its observance is documented as early as the sixteenth century in France.

Are you interested in more information? Check out the information from the New York Times.

Here's a blog post with this year's current internet pranks.

Don't forget to check out this video!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Spring Break Hours

The library will be open during Spring Break. Our hours will be from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. We will be open the weekend of March 14-15, but closed the weekend of March 21-22. Our regularly-scheduled hours will resume on March 23. Have a good break!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

What are you doing for Spring Break?

Will you have time for some recreational reading? Here's a picture of our McNaughton Collection which is made up of current popular hardcover books, both fiction and nonfiction. If you need help selecting a great book, just ask a librarian for suggestions. We also have paperbacks you can check out from many different genres.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Friday February 27th

The library will be open on Friday February 27th.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Library/Campus will be closed

The campus and library will be closed on Monday February 16 in honor of President's day.

For more information about the United States Presidents, click here.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Why student ID's are GREAT to have

Student ID's are great because they will give you access to all the wonderful databases from a remote location. You can also use your ID to order interlibrary loan requests, magazines, journals and books from other libraries. If you don't know how just Ask A Librarian!***

***The other great thing about student ID's is that you can get discounts. Check out this website for more information!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Do you know how you're supposed to act in the library?

NHCC Library Rules of Behavior

The Code of Conduct for Student Behavior and Academic Honesty at North Hennepin Community College is generally observed, but the following rules specific to the NHCC Library have been added in order that all users may use and enjoy the library.

Library users may not:

--Bring food into the library. Beverages in securely covered containers will be permitted.

--Engage in loud or disruptive behavior that is bothersome to other library users.

--Use profanity or other language that is offensive to others.

--Remove or attempt to remove library materials from the library without properly checking them out or otherwise obtaining staff permission.

--Mutilate library materials by marking, underlining, removing pages or portions thereof, or in any way deface materials.

--Touch the personal property of other library users.

--Leave children unattended or unsupervised in the library.

--Violate the college's computer use policy.

--Use a cellular telephone or any other electronic device that creates a public noise.

***Library staff members are authorized to enforce these and any other library rules as the situation warrants. Uncooperative patrons may be asked to leave the library. If necessary, Campus Security will be contacted.***

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Presidential Inauguration

If you're not able to sit in front of a television, you can watch the Presidential Inauguration streaming from your computer from CNN. Click on the link!

Check out the past inaugural speeches here.

Friday, January 16, 2009

MLK Day Closure

The NHCC Library (and the College) will be CLOSED on Monday, January 19, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday. Our regular hours will resume on Tuesday, January 20.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Welcome Back

Welcome Back to NHCC!
January in Minnesota can bring severe weather, if classes are cancelled we will notify the local news WCCO Radio 830am, WCCO Channel 4 or KSTP Channel 5. You can also call (763)488-0488.