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Libraries Hours

The libraries are open! See our COVID FAQ for updates on policies and services, or contact us for help accessing materials remotely. 

Checked out materials:
We have extended due dates and waived fines for most materials borrowed from Spring 2020 through Summer 2021. Log into your account to see your checkouts and due dates, or to renew materials. If you no longer need your items, please return them in person or contact us to make alternate arrangements.

**These hours are reduced from normal hours due to COVID-19 and are subject to change.** Last updated 5/17/2021.

May 17–June 27 | June 28–July 16 | July 17–Aug. 15 | Aug. 16-22

Holidays: Memorial Day | Independence Day

Summerterm
May 17–June 27, 2021

Mortensen Library

Monday–Wednesday: 7:30 a.m.–9 p.m.

Thursday–Friday: 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Sunday: Noon–6 p.m.

Allen Library*

Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Saturday: 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Sunday: Closed

*Allen staff are available to help you outside these hours, in person, online, or via phone. Please contact Lisa Wollenberg for help or to arrange an appointment.

Important: There will be a construction project to repair Allen Library shelving approximately June 1-18. Large study tables will not be available, Allen will be noisy, and access to some materials will be limited. See our information page for details.

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Memorial Day Extended Weekend

Both libraries will be closed Thursday, May 27 through Monday, May 31.

All university buildings will be closed for this extended holiday weekend.

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Summerterm
June 28–July 16, 2021

Mortensen Library

Monday–Wednesday: 7:30 a.m.–9 p.m.

Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–7 p.m.

Friday: 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Sunday: Noon–6 p.m.

Allen Library*

Monday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–7 p.m.

Friday: 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Saturday: 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Sunday: Closed

*Allen staff are available to help you outside these hours, in person, online, or via phone. Please contact Lisa Wollenberg for help or to arrange an appointment.

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Independence Day

Both libraries will be closed Sunday, July 4 and Monday, July 5.

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Summerterm
July 17–August 15, 2021

Mortensen Library

Monday–Wednesday: 7:30 a.m.–9 p.m.

Thursday–Friday: 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Sunday: Noon–6 p.m.

Allen Library*

Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Saturday: To be determined

Sunday: Closed

*Allen staff are available to help you outside these hours, in person, online, or via phone. Please contact Lisa Wollenberg for help or to arrange an appointment.

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Intersession
Aug. 16–22, 2021

Mortensen Library

Monday–Friday: 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Saturday–Sunday: Closed

Allen Library

Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Saturday–Sunday: Closed

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**These hours are reduced from normal hours due to COVID-19. They are subject to change, depending on staffing and the progression of the pandemic.**

Regular Semester | Labor Day | Thanksgiving | End of Semester | Intersession

Regular Semester
Aug. 26–Nov. 23, 2020

Mortensen Library

Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–11 p.m.

Friday: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Sunday: Noon–11 p.m.

Allen Library

Monday–Thursday: 8:30 a.m.–9 p.m.

Friday: 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: 2 p.m.–9 p.m.

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Labor Day
Sept. 7, 2020

Both libraries will be closed for Labor Day

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Thanksgiving
Nov. 24–29, 2020

Mortensen Library

Tuesday, Nov. 24: 7:30 a.m.–9 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 25: 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 26–Sunday, Nov. 29: Closed

Allen Library

Tuesday, Nov. 24: 8:30 a.m.–7 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 25: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 26–Sunday, Nov. 29: Closed

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End of Semester
Nov. 30–Dec. 15, 2020

Mortensen Library

Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–9 p.m.

Friday: 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Sunday: Noon–8 p.m.

Allen Library

Monday–Thursday: 8:30 a.m.–7 p.m.

Friday: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: 2 p.m.–7 p.m.

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Intersession and Winterterm
Dec. 16, 2020–Jan. 3, 2021

Mortensen Library

Wednesday, Dec. 16–Friday, Dec. 18: 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 19–Sunday, Dec. 20: CLOSED

Monday, Dec. 21–Wednesday, Dec. 23:
Access is by appointment only. Limited staff onsite 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Call the circulation desk (860.768.4264) to arrange access.
Other library services offered online. Contact a
reference librarian for assistance.

Thursday, Dec. 24–Sunday, Jan. 3: CLOSED

Allen Library

Wednesday, Dec. 16–Friday, Dec. 18: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 19–Sunday, Dec. 20: CLOSED

Monday, Dec. 21–Wednesday, Dec. 23:
Access is by appointment only. Limited staff onsite 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; other services offered online. Contact Zac Gilbert for access or assistance.

Thursday, Dec. 24–Sunday, Jan. 3: CLOSED

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**These hours are reduced from normal hours due to COVID-19. They are subject to change, depending on staffing and the progression of the pandemic.** Last updated 1/19/2021.

Winterterm and Intersession
Dec. 24, 2020–Jan. 31, 2021

Mortensen Library

Thursday, Dec. 24–Sunday, Jan. 3: CLOSED

Monday, Jan. 4–Sunday, Jan. 31
Access is by appointment only. Limited staff onsite 7:30 a.m..–4:30 p.m. weekdays; closed on weekends. Call the circulation desk (860.768.4264) to arrange access.
Other library services offered online. Contact a
reference librarian for assistance.

Exception
Monday, January 18
: CLOSED for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Allen Library

Thursday, Dec. 24–Sunday, Jan. 3: CLOSED

Monday, Jan. 4–Sunday, Jan. 31:
Access is by appointment only. Limited staff onsite 8:30 a.m..–4:30 p.m. weekdays; closed on weekends. Contact Zac Gilbert to arrange access.
Other library services offered online. Contact Lisa Wollenberg for assistance.

Exception
Monday, January 18
: CLOSED for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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**These hours are reduced from normal hours due to COVID-19. They are subject to change, depending on staffing and the progression of the pandemic.** Last updated 5/13/2021.

Regular Semester | Finals Week | Intersession

Regular Semester
Feb. 8–May 8, 2021

Mortensen Library

Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–11 p.m.

Friday: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Sunday: Noon–11 p.m.

Allen Library

Monday–Thursday: 8:30 a.m.–9 p.m.

Friday: 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: 2 p.m.–9 p.m.

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Finals Week Extended Hours 
May 9–14, 2021

Mortensen Library

Sunday: Noon–2 a.m.

Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–2 a.m.

Friday: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Allen Library

Sunday: 2 p.m.–9 p.m.

Monday–Thursday: 8:30 a.m.–9 p.m.

Friday: 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

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Intersession
May 15–16, 2021

Both libraries will be closed Saturday, May 15 and Sunday, May 16.

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Note

The Harrison Libraries generally follow the operating hours of the University of Hartford during times of severe weather or in other emergency situations. However, in some cases where the University is closed for an extended time, the libraries will be open limited hours for residential students only. Please consult www.hartford.edu for specific storm and emergency advisories.