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Library Hours for Fall Semester 2023
August 26 - December 16

Your Viking Card is required for swipe card access after 5pm.

When the Library is Closed:
Options for alternate labs & study spaces on-and off-campus, and Remote/Off-Campus Access to Library Resources

*Viking Cards are required for access after 5pm*

    Regular Hours:

      Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

      Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

      Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

      Sunday: closed

    Tuesday, October 10th
    (Indigenous Peoples'/Columbus Day):

    No classes scheduled, but the Library will be open 8am-5pm.

CHAT HOURS: Ask a Librarian
Our chat service is available during the following hours:

      Monday-Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

      Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


    The Library will be closed on the following days:

    • Monday, September 4th (Labor Day)
    • Friday, November 10th (Veterans Day)
    • Thanksgiving recess: Thursday-Saturday, November 23rd - 25th.

    Chat, text, and phone assistance will be unavailable on these University holidays.

See the University Academic Calendar for more information about semester schedules and holidays.

Please call to check hours for current service points:

    User Services (216) 687-2478
    User Services is open whenever the building is open

    Digital Design Studio (216) 687-9337

    Reference Center (216) 687-5300

    Special Collections (216) 687-2449
    open by appointment

    University Archives (216) 687-2449
    open by appointment

    Service point hours subject to change.

    Calling after hours? Leave us a message and your contact info.

    For Individual or Group Research Help

    • Each of your Personal Librarians is a subject specialist in one or more disciplines, available to help you —student or faculty — with subject-specific research and instruction.

    • Set Up a virtual reference meeting. We can accommodate a variety of streaming video platforms, for one-on-one or group sessions.

    • Request virtual library instruction. Faculty: we're happy to arrange virtual information literacy instruction for your class, using a variety of streaming platforms.