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Alumni Library Resources: Books

Library resources available to all community members

NMC Yearbooks

All of NMC's yearbooks are available online in the Osterlin Library's DSpace repository.

Interlibrary Loan

Osterlin Library is a participating MelCat library.  If we do not have the book you need, search MelCat.  Order books using your Osterlin Library card. Your books will be delivered to the library in 3-5 days. 


HathiTrust Digital Library is a digital preservation repository and highly functional access platform. It provides long-term preservation and access services for public domain and in copyright content from a variety of sources, including Google, the Internet Archive, Microsoft, and in-house partner institution initiatives. 

New Print Books

Community members are welcome to use all of the library's collections while on campus and can check out books and magazines. We order new books year-round!  See a list of our new print titles here.

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Google Books

Google has scanned millions of books but has been reined in by copyright challenges from offering them freely online.  However, depending on Google's agreement with the authors and publishers, many books are available partially or in their entirety.


Project Gutenberg has 50,000 free ebooks that you can download or read online including many classics like Dickens, Austen, and Conan Doyle.  Search the Gutenberg catalog here.