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Library Hours

Fall 2020 Hours

Monday - Tuesday: 7:30-8
Wednesday - Friday: 7:30-5
Every other Saturday beginning August 29th

(The Learning Center will be open on Wednesday and Thursday evenings,
and alternating Saturdays.)


Library Operations during the Coronavirus

The library is taking a few precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect our students' health.

  • Masks must be worn everywhere on campus, including in the library. If you do not have a mask, the library will provide you with a disposable mask.
  • Hand sanitizer is available at multiple locations throughout the library. Students are encouraged to use them upon entry and exit, as well as periodically during your time in the library.
  • Upon being returned to the library all books and materials are placed into a quarantine bin for three days (the time that the COVID-19 virus can survive on hard surfaces) before being re-shelved into the collection.
  • Some computers on the first floor have been disabled to promote social distancing. Please do not gather in a group around a single computer.


The second floor of the library is closed to student traffic. Students needing to check out a book should let the first-floor library staff know, and we will retrieve the title for you. Students who are unsure about exactly which title they need will be directed to a reference librarian who will assist them in their selection.


Reference staff are still available to help students during operating hours. Students in the building can ask first-floor staff to direct them to a reference librarian who will meet with them one on one. Students can also reach our librarians by:

  • Calling 409-882-3082,
  • Emailing,
  • Using the chat feature at the bottom of the page.