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NOC is undertaking a massive book sale and book drive

NOC is undertaking a massive book sale and book drive

An enormous book sale filling the Foster-Piper Fieldhouse and book drive are in the works at NOC Tonkawa.  NOC needs your assistance through donations, attending the sale and volunteering.

The library at Northern Oklahoma is undergoing a great transformation to meet the needs of today’s college students. The library staff and volunteers have weeded out over 20,000 books from the NOC library that will be sold Aug. 4-7 at a massive book sale.

The new-found library space will provide enhanced student study areas, new technology, and will be transformed into the Pickens Learning Commons. This will become a focus area for students at NOC.

NOC will be accepting donations of books and media to benefit the library project. Donations will serve two purposes.  Some newer, well-kept books, DVDs and CDs will be added to the library’s collection if there is a need and if they meet the same standards as those required of purchased materials. The collection will be greatly enhanced by the addition of newer, donated books.

Many of the donations will not be added to the collection, but will be sold at a large book sale to fund purchasing needed books and digital library resources for students. The digital resources will be used by students, faculty and employees on all campuses.  Donations judged not suitable for the collection or the sale will be discarded.  Books need to be provided in boxes or tubs to allow easy transporting to the library/sale. Once accepted, donations are property of NOC and cannot be returned to the donor.

Books and other appropriate materials will be accepted in locations in Ponca City, Tonkawa, Blackwell, Enid, and Stillwater. Drop off locations will be provided at a later date.  Donations will be accepted July 28-Aug. 4.

Check NOC’s website for detailed guidelines for donations and any restrictions with the sale at  NOC will be able to accept hardcover and paperback books for adults (Books for teens and children will be put in the sale), contemporary and classic fiction, popular & research-oriented nonfiction such as science, social science, biographies, history, and self-improvement and DVDs, Blue Ray discs, music and audio books on CD.

NOC will not be able to accept books in poor condition (stained, broken spins, yellowed, moldy, torn), encyclopedias, dictionaries, outdated textbooks, reference or research books (older than 2012), Readers Digest condensed books, magazines and journals, audio cassettes and VHS tapes, computer games or computer equipment or books discarded by other libraries.  NOC asks that you take some time to evaluate your donation, as there will be many books that need to be sorted for the sale.

Volunteers will be gladly welcomed to assist with the donations and the sale. Please contact the NOC Library at 580.628.6250 for additional information.

Northern Oklahoma College, the state’s first public two-year community college, is a multi-campus, land-grant institution that provides high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and services.

NOC serves nearly 4,000 students through the home campus in Tonkawa, branch in Enid, and NOC/OSU Gateway Program in Stillwater.  Of these students about 80% receive financial aid and/or scholarships. 75% of NOC students complete their degree with zero debt.

The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers associate degrees in three general areas: Arts, Science and Applied Science; the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs; and the Accreditation Commission for Education and Nursing.

For more information about Northern Oklahoma College please call (580) 628-6208 or visit the NOC website at