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  • Murphy Library hours of operation

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    Regular Hours: January 26 - May 8

    Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.*

    Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.*

    Friday: 7:30 a.m.  - 8:00 p.m.*

    Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.*

     

    Spring Recess: March 14 - 22

    March 13, Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    March 14 - 15, Sat - Sun: Closed

    March 16 - 20, Mon - Fri: 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    March 21, Saturday: Closed

    March 22, Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. *

    Special Hours: April 3 - 5

    April 3, Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    April 4, Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    April 5, Sunday: 5:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.*

    Finals Week: May 11 - 15

    May 9, Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - midnight*

    May 10, Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.*

    May 11 - 13, Mon - Wed: 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.*

    May 14, Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    May 15, Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Special Hours: May 16 - 25

    Monday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Saturdays & Sundays: Closed

    May 25, Monday: Closed

    *Denotes hours made possible by Academic Initiative funding. 11 additional hours have been funded per week.*


    Reference Desk Hours

    Reference services will be CLOSED during winter session (January 1-25)

    Reference services including call, text, email, and chat are only available during open reference desk hours.

    Regular Hours: January 26 - May 8

    Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    Monday - Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Saturday: Closed

     
    Special Reference Hours
    March 14 - 21, April 5, May 9 - 10: Closed

    March 22, Sunday: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    May 11 - 14, Mon - Thu: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


    Special Collections & Area Research Center Hours

    Winter Intersession Hours (January 5 - 22)

    Monday - Thursday: 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Friday- Sunday: Closed

    January 19, Monday: Closed


    Regular Hours (Resume Monday January 26)
    Monday - Friday: 9:30 a.m. - noon, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Wednesday evenings: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    Saturday - Sunday: Closed

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    Email: Use our Ask-a-Librarian form

    Call: 608-785-8508

    Text: 608-588-8158

    More information at the Reference Services page. 

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