Library Hours

Library staff are currently assisting researchers via the phone, distance services, website, and email. In addition, there are a very limited number of on-site research appointment times available.

We are working to help as many people as possible through our distance options. At this time appointments are being scheduled on a rolling basis, several weeks out.   

Appointments are:

  • Offered on:
    • Thursday afternoons
    • Friday mornings and afternoons
    • Saturday mornings and afternoons
  • 3 hours long: 10am to 1pm in the mornings, and 1pm to 4pm in the afternoons
  • Required, but walk-in appointments are accomodated when there are cancellations and/or openings
  • Subject to availability
  • Made via our self-service system
  • Open on a rolling basis


The Library will be closed for:

  • Thanksgiving Weekend: Nov. 25 (Th), 26 (Fri), and 27 (Sat)
  • Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: Dec. 24 (Fri) and 25 (Sat)
  • New Year's Day: Jan. 1 (Sat)

If you think an on-site appointment is the best option for your project, please use our new self-service system to make an appointment.

If you do not see any available appointments in the system for a particular day, we are either closed or all appointments have already been claimed by other researchers.

If you have a true research emergency (e.g. an immediate court filing deadline) and cannot find an appointment time, please call us at 651-259-3300. We will do our best to help you.

Need other assistance?
Please contact us via:

See our research self-help page for quick answers to the most commonly asked questions.