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Library Calendar and Hours of Operation

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    • Alkek Library hours of operation are determined by recommendation from RLS Council.
    • Council members evaluate usage patterns, hours at peer institutions, and campus community input from various sources including surveys, email comments, focus groups, etc. Staffing and budgeting circumstances may cause library hours to be shortened or extended.
    • Library hours are posted on the library website. Variance from established hours will be announced via campus email, notice on the library website, modification of the library hours voicemail message, and notices on the front doors (when possible).
    • Examples of causes for library closure include inclement weather, power outages, or other unforeseen events that could compromise staff and patron safety.
  • Interim Periods and Spring Break

    • Monday –Friday
      • 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    • Saturday-Sunday
      • Closed
    • Exception:
      • Resume regular hours last Sunday of Spring Break.

    Good Friday and Easter

    • Good Friday
      • 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (unless otherwise directed)
    • Easter
      • 3:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m.

    Thanksgiving Week

    • Wednesday
      • 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    • Thursday –Saturday
      • Closed
    • Sunday
      • Resume regular hours
    • Memorial Day
      • Library will be closed because classes are not in session.
    • Labor Day
      • The Library will follow Sunday hours (10 am – 3 am) on the actual holiday. The Sunday before, the Library will open at 10 am, but close at 6 pm.
    • MLK Day
      • If classes are in session, follow the same practice as LABOR DAY hours. If classes are not in session, the Library will be closed.
    • Fourth of July
      • If the holiday falls between Summer I and Summer II, the Library will be closed.
      • If the holiday occurs during Summer I or Summer II, the Library will be open 8 am-5 pm if the holiday falls during the work week.
      • If the holiday is on the weekend, the Library will open at the regular time and close at 5 pm.
  • Midterms

    • For the purpose of the library calendar, “Midterm” is the first week of the second 8-week session during the Fall and Spring semesters.
    • During this week, the library will be open for 24-hour study hall from 7 am on Monday until regular closing time on Thursday (1 am).


    • 24-hour study hall begins two days before Fall and Spring finals begin.
    • The Library remains open until closing Friday at midnight.
    • The Library opens Saturday from 10am-1am.
    • Sunday, the Library opens at 10 am and remains open until 5 pm on the last day of finals.
    • No 24-hour study hall is scheduled for summer sessions.