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Calendar & Hours

The Albert B. Alkek Library is open extensive hours during the academic year to meet the needs of faculty and students. 

 

Closed until 8am
All Hours

Exceptions

During intersessions and on holidays, the Alkek Library may be closed or may observe shorter hours.

During interim periods between semesters and summer sessions, for Spring Break, and for University-designated Energy Conservation Days, the Alkek Library is generally open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and closed weekends. 

The Library is closed some holidays including Thanksgiving and the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Memorial Day. The University and Library are generally closed between Christmas and New Year’s Day. Hours vary on holidays that fall during the academic year when school is in session.

Library Hours Including Interim

Week Days Fall / Spring Summer Interim
Monday 7:00am - 3:00am 7:30am - 9:00pm 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 3:00am 7:30am - 9:00pm 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 3:00am 7:30am - 9:00pm 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 7:00am - 3:00am 7:30am - 9:00pm 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 7:00am - 8:00pm 7:30am - 5:00pm 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm 11:00am - 6:00pm Closed
Sunday 10:00am - 3:00am 1:00pm - 9:00pm Closed

Alkek Library Service Desk Hours

The Checkout Desk on the 3rd Floor is staffed at all times the Alkek Library is open. Some service desks within the Alkek Library may have shorter hours than the building hours. Hours for specific service desks are detailed below. 

Ask Alkek Desk (2nd Floor)

Week Days Fall / Spring Summer Interim
Monday 9:00am - 8:00pm 9:00am - 5:00pm On-Call
Tuesday 9:00am - 8:00pm 9:00am - 5:00pm On-Call
Wednesday 9:00am - 8:00pm 9:00am - 5:00pm On-Call
Thursday 9:00am - 8:00pm 9:00am - 5:00pm On-Call
Friday 9:00am - 8:00pm 9:00am - 5:00pm On-Call
Saturday 2:00pm - 6:00pm 2:00pm - 6:00pm Closed
Sunday 12:00pm - 7:00pm 1:00pm - 5:00pm Closed

The Government Information Desk (5th Floor)

More information on Government Information

Week Days Fall / Spring Summer Interim
Monday 9:00am - 5:00pm 9:00am - 5:00pm 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 5:00pm 9:00am - 5:00pm 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 5:00pm 9:00am - 5:00pm 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm 9:00am - 5:00pm 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm 9:00am - 5:00pm 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday Closed Closed Closed
Sunday Closed Closed Closed

Other Administrative Offices & Departments

Administrative and staff offices within the Alkek Library including the Office of the Associate Vice President and University Librarian, Administrative Services, Research & Learning Services, Cataloging & Metadata Services, Acquisitions, and Collection Development are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Other Campus Departments

Two other campus departments are housed in the Alkek Library.

Student Learning Assistance Center (SLAC)

The Student Learning Assistance Center is located in the Alkek Library on the 4th Floor. For more information on their services and hours of operations, visit their website.

IT Assistance Center

The ITAC Service Desk will be located on the remodeled first floor once construction is complete.