Hester Memorial Library is located in the Averyt-Wood Learning Center, a multi-use facility that not only houses the Library, but also offices and classroom space. This building, originally named the Averyt Learning Center, was built in 1974 specifically for the Library facility.
However, in 1997, the building was expanded and remodeled to include 12 new classrooms and 10 new offices. The expanded facility was renamed Averyt-Wood Learning Center.
Currently, the Library occupies the main and second floors of this facility, while classrooms and offices occupy the front addition and basement.
The Library is open 89 hours a week during the fall and spring semesters and 50 hours a week during the summer sessions. The Library’s collection includes approximately 70,000 bound volumes, access to 250,000 academic eBooks, access to 10,000+ print, electronic, and full text periodical titles, access to 100+ electronic databases via the Library website, access to 2000+ academic videos in DVD and digital format and thousands more at the k-12 grade level, 140,000+ music albums in CD and digital format.
These resources can be accessed in the Library through 17 computer terminals and 3 listening rooms using DVD or CD players, or outside of the library via the Library's database and eBooks page.
Students, faculty, and staff are required to show a valid NGU ID in order to check out Library materials.
Library Hours Fall and Spring Semester
Sunday 5:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Mon-Thurs 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday 12:00 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer Session Library Hours
Mon-Tues 7:30 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Wed-Thurs 7:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Closings and Exceptions
MLK Day CLOSED
Spring Break Close at 2:00 p.m. the Friday Spring Break begins and reopen Sunday night before classes resume
Good Friday CLOSED Good Friday ; Open 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Saturday
Easter Sunday Open at 6:00 p.m.
Labor Day CLOSED
Fall Break Close at 8:00 p.m. the Wednesday Fall Break begins and reopen Sunday night before classes resume
Thanksgiving Close at 2:00 p.m. the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and reopen Sunday night before classes resume
Memorial Day CLOSED
July 4th CLOSED (schedule may vary that week depending on campus schedule)
Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Mon-Wed 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Wed closing will depend on usage
Thurs 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Library Hours when school is not in session
Mon-Thurs 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Feb 28 (Fri) 7:30-2:00
Feb 29 (Sat) closed
Mar 1 (Sun) closed
Mar 2 (Mon) closed
Mar 3 (Tues) 8-4
Mar 4 (Wed) 8-4
Mar 5 (Thurs) 8-4
Mar 6 (Fri) 8-noon
Mar 7 (Sat) closed
Mar 8 (Sun) resume regular hours
Once on the catalog site, you will need to login using your name and barcode number from the back of your student ID. Put the letters "bg" in front of the barcode number.
Please inquire at the circulation desk for WiFi access information.
NOTE: All rules are subject to change, and new rules may be added as needed.
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