Thursday, December 15, 2016

Winter break hours

Winter break hours are as follows:

Monday-Friday 8:00am-3:45pm

Closed Saturday and Sunday
Closed Monday December 26th and January 2nd

Librarian services will resume Monday January 9th, 2017

Friday, December 2, 2016

New Books/Videos, November 2016

The following items were added to the collections of the NHCC Library during November:

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Library Closed for Thanksgiving, November 24-27

The NHCC library will be closed this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in observance of Thanksgiving. Our regular hours will resume again on Monday, November 28.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Library Closed November 11 and 12

The NHCC Library will be closed this Friday and Saturday in recognition of the Veteran's Day holiday. Our regular hours will resume again on Monday, November 14.

New Books and Videos, October 2016

The following items were added to the collection of the NHCC library during October:

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Free books in the library

We have weeded some of our paperbacks from our collection. We're offering them up free for students. We will be adding more books to our collection but these are ready to find a new home with you! Many of the titles are from the romance genre but there are some also from mystery/thriller, scifi and more.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

New Books/Videos, September 2016

The following items were added to the library's collections during September 2016:

Monday, October 24, 2016

Meet the Authors Reading Series

NHCC Library does own a copy of Beautiful Music for Ugly Children in our collection. Bring your student ID in and check this book out! 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Library Closed October 20, Open October 21

The library will be closed on October 20 so that staff may attend staff development programs, but it will be open our regular hours on Friday, October 21.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Library CLOSED on Friday Oct 14

The library is closed on Friday October 14th. Have a great weekend!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Library CLOSED

The Library will be closed Tuesday September 27th, 2016 for an all staff all campus meeting.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

New Books/Videos, August 2016

The following items were added to the NHCC library collection during August, 2016:

Monday, August 29, 2016

New Books and Videos, July 2016

The following items were added to the library's collection during July:


Thursday, August 18, 2016

New Library Hours

New Hours going forward starting August 22nd, 2016


Monday-Thursday 8:00-7:45pm

Friday 8:00-3:45pm

Saturday 8:30-3:45pm

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

What can the library at North Hennepin Community College do for you?

How can the library here at North Hennepin assist you? The library at NHCC provides a number of services that can be of use to you.

If you're new to the college, you should know that your student ID card also serves as your library card. You'll need it to check items out, to request interlibrary loan items from other schools/libraries, and to log-in to use our online databases when you're off campus (you can also use your StarID to log-in to our databases). The 14-digit barcode number on the back of your ID is what you'll need to log-in, along with your last name. If you encounter any problems with logging-in, either on-campus or off-, you can give us a call or send us an email or stop by in person and we’ll get that fixed for you.

Books  from the library circulate for 21 days and they can be renewed twice, either in-person, over the phone, or online (just ask one of us to show you how this works). We also provide interlibrary loan service, whereby we can request items (books, articles, videos) from other colleges and libraries in the PALS system. If you'd like a quick how-to demonstration on how to place ILL requests, please stop by the library sometime.

We offer a Reserve Desk function, which allows faculty to place items on reserve for their students. These can be books, videos, class notes, etc. These items are restricted to in-library use only, generally, which means that everyone will conceivably have access to them.

Our Reference Desk is staffed regularly, between the hours of 9:00 am and 2:00 pm on weekdays. We're working at the desk so that we're directly available to assist you with research for your papers and assignments. Don't be afraid to ask for help! If someone is not available at the Reference Desk, please come and knock on our doors (Craig is in LRC 136 and Lisa is in LRC 138) or give us a call (Craig's phone is: 763-424-0733 and Lisa's is: 763-424-0738) or send us an email (at either or We also have 24 hour chat reference service available on the library's homepage.
The library has a number of areas available for quiet study, including the west end of the library, with tables and study carrels and wireless Internet access. We also have 6 quiet study rooms available for group study (meaning 2 or more students, up to a maximum of 6), 2 of which are equipped with collaboration tables that allow students to plug-in their laptops and share images with each other on a big screen television. The study rooms may also be used as video-viewing rooms if a student has missed watching a video in class or you have videos placed on reserve. The study rooms are quite popular and there is often a waiting list to use them

We are here to help make your research go as smoothly as possible, so if there is anything we can do to aid you, please let us know.

Thank you,

Craig Larson
NHCC Library

Monday, July 25, 2016

Library Core Summer Hours Ending

The NHCC library's Core Summer Hours will be ending on Tuesday, July 26.

Beginning on Wednesday, July 27, and running through Friday, August 5, the library's hours will be:

Monday through Thursday  8 am - 7:45 pm

Friday  8 am - 3:45 pm

Beginning on Monday, August 8, and running through Friday, August 19, the library's hours will be:

Monday through Friday  8 am - 3:45 pm

New Books/Videos, June 2016

The following items were added to the library's collection in June:

Monday, June 20, 2016

New Books and Videos -- May 2016

The following items were added to the library's collection during May:

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Library Core Summer Hours

Just a reminder: beginning on Wednesday, June 1, and continuing through Wednesday, July 26, the library's hours will be as follows--

Monday through Thursday  8:00 am to 6:15 pm

Friday  8:00 am to 12 pm

New Books/Videos--April 2016

The following items were added to the library's collection in April:

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Library Hours for Summer 2016

The library will observe the following hours this summer:

May 9-13: Monday through Friday, 8 am to 3:45 pm

May 16-20 and 23-27: Monday through Thursday, 8 am to 7:45 pm; Friday, 8 am to 3:45 pm

May 31: 8 am to 7:45 pm

June 1 through July 26: Monday through Thursday, 8 am to 6:15 pm; Friday, 8 am to 12 pm

July 27 and 28: 8 am to 7:45 pm; July 29: 8 am to 3:45 pm

August 1-5: Monday through Thursday, 8 am to 7:45 pm; Friday, 8 am to 3:45 pm

August 8-12 and 15-19: 8 am to 3:45 pm

Closed weekends

Hopefully this isn't too confusing, but if you have any questions or concerns, please ask us.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Saturday, April 30

This Saturday, April 30, the library will be open from 8:30 am to 3:45 pm. This will be the last Saturday we're open until the start of fall semester on August 22. If you're looking for a quiet place to study for finals, you won't find a better place!!

New Books and Videos, March 2016

The following items were added to the library's catalog during March 2016:

Friday, March 25, 2016

New Books and Videos, February 2016

The following new titles were added to the library's collection in February:

Library Will Be Closed This Saturday, March 26

The NHCC library will be closed on Saturday, March 26, as part of our observance of Easter weekend. Our regular Saturday hours will continue through the end of April.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Spring Break

We will be closed on Saturday, March 5, and Saturday, March 12, but the library will otherwise be open during Spring Break (March 7-11). Our hours will be reduced to 8:00 am to 3:45 pm daily. Saturday hours will resume again on March 19. Hope you're doing something fun for your break!

Monday, February 29, 2016

Library Closure, Tuesday, March 1

Tuesday, March 1, is Minnesota's Caucus Day, part of the "Super Tuesday" caucuses. All classes are canceled and the college will be closed at 6:00 pm. Since faculty and staff will be in meetings all day, the NHCC Library will be closed on Tuesday. Our regular hours will resume again on Wednesday, March 2.

New Books and Videos -- January 2016

The following items were added to the library's collection during January:

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Library Closure, Friday, February 26

Since Friday, Feb. 26 is a designated staff development day and classes are canceled, the library will be closed that day. We will be open our normal hours on Saturday, February 27.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Library Closure for President's Day

The NHCC library will be closed on Saturday, February 13, and Monday, February 15, in honor of the President's Day holiday. Our regular hours will resume on Tuesday, February 16. Enjoy your time off!

Friday, January 22, 2016

New Books and Videos, December 2015

The following items were added to the collection of the NHCC Library in December:

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Library (and the College) Will Be Closed on Monday, January 18

In recognition of the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday on Monday, both the library and the college as a whole will be closed. Our regular hours will resume on Tuesday, January 20.

Welcome to NHCC Library, Spring 2016

As we start the new semester, I just wanted to get the word out to everyone about the NHCC library’s services and what we can do for you. We will again be one librarian down this semester, as Lisa Forslund continues her sabbatical, but we will attempt to do our best to offer uninterrupted service.

First off, as far as circulation goes, the North Hennepin student ID card also serves as your library card. A student ID card may be obtained from the Information Desk in the ES Building. (Employee ID cards are handled through the campus security office.) This ID must be presented when checking out materials or picking up interlibrary loan items at the circulation desk. It is also this ID that students and faculty will use to log-in to our databases from off-campus (although your Star ID will also work for this). 

When books are checked out, they initially circulate for a period of 21 days and they may be renewed up to two times by contacting the library, either in person, by telephone, or with an e-mail (you can also renew them yourself online—ask us to show you how!). If items checked out to students are not returned by the due date, overdue fees go into effect and a block will be placed on the student's record until the item is returned and/or the fee is paid. For more information about our circulation policies please call 763-424-0737.

The library's staff is available to assist student, staff, and community researchers with their information needs. Questions will be answered at the Reference Desk in person during business hours (see the posted schedule at the desk), or you can call us at 763-424-0733, or you can send an email. We’ve also added the AskMN service, which is a real-time chat reference service that is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The chat widget is found on the right-hand side of the library’s homepage <>.

The library provides interlibrary loan service to our patrons through MINITEX, the state-wide library consortium. It is our policy to provide the delivery of requested books, periodical articles, and other materials in as timely a fashion as possible. We send out requests for items the same day the request is received and notify patrons when the items have arrived. It may take anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of weeks for items to arrive, but you will be notified in a timely fashion once they do. ILL items may be picked up at the library’s circulation desk (although many article requests are now handled online and will be sent directly to your email).  Please direct requests to either Beth Finlayson (424-0935) or Craig Larson (424-0733) or contact either of us with any questions. If uncertain how to place a request, one of us can show you.

Items may be placed on reserve by faculty and these are kept at the circulation desk. Placing an item on reserve restricts its use to the library only and prevents situations where one student checks out and doesn’t return an item that everyone will need. A student ID must be presented in order to check out items from the Reserve Shelf.

We have a fairly good-sized audiovisual collection which is searchable (along with our books and other items) through the library’s website: <>. AV items are available for checkout, but they must be used by students in the library. We have a number of TV/VCR/DVD cart combos that can be used in the quiet areas or study rooms for students to catch up with videos they may have missed in class.

We’ve also got a fairly extensive leisure-reading collection, as well as our paperback collection, so if you’re looking for something to read just for fun, hopefully we’ve got you covered.

We’re here to make assist you in any way possible with your research needs. Let us know how we can help!


Craig Larson
NHCC Library