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Coronavirus Update

In-person classes will not resume for the spring semester. Classes resumed through remote instruction on March 30 and will continue until the end of the semester. Find full details of changes to the University’s schedule and operations, and additional information regarding our response to COVID-19 at www.hartford.edu/health-coronavirus.

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Libraries Hours

Due to COVID-19, the Harrison Libraries (Allen and Mortensen) are closed until further notice. Presidents' College courses and lectures are canceled for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester.

  • Contact Us—Library staff are working from home and can assist with online resources and answer questions via chat, email, or video conference.
  • Interlibrary loan—It is still possible to request articles and book chapters.

Checked out materials:

  • Checked-out materials are due September 30, 2020.
  • We are waiving overdue fines.
  • Book drops are not available during the closings, so hold onto your library materials for now, even if you are graduating. You can return materials when you return to campus (when sites re-open), or mail materials when it is safe and convenient do so. If you mail materials, please send to this address:

    Harrison Libraries [or Allen Library, or Mortensen Library]
    University of Hartford
    200 Bloomfield Avenue
    West Hartford, CT 06117

Spring Hours

Regular Semester | Spring Break | Finals Week/24-Hours | Intersession

Regular Semester
Jan. 22–May 6

Mortensen Library [original hours]

COVID-19 note: see top of page for UPDATED hours.

Monday–Friday: 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

Allen Library [original hours]

COVID-19 note: see top of page for UPDATED hours.

Monday–Thursday: 8:30 a.m.–11 p.m.

Friday: 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Saturday: 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Sunday: Noon–11 p.m.

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Spring Break
Mar. 14–22, 2020

Mortensen Library [original hours]

COVID-19 note: see top of page for UPDATED hours.

Saturday, Mar. 14: Closed

Sunday, Mar. 15: Closed

Monday, Mar. 16: 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Mar. 17: 7:30 a.m.–8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Mar. 18: 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Mar. 19: 7:30 a.m.–8:30 p.m.

Friday, Mar. 20: 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 21: Closed

Sunday, Mar. 22: Closed

Allen Library [original hours]

COVID-19 note: see top of page for UPDATED hours.

Saturday, Mar. 14: Closed

Sunday, Mar. 15: Closed

Monday, Mar. 16Friday, Mar. 20: 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 21: Closed

Sunday, Mar. 22: Noon–11 p.m.

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Finals Week/24-Hours

COVID-19 note: see top of page for UPDATED hours.

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Intersession
May 13–17, 2020

These hours are tentative and subject to change.

Mortensen Library [original hours]

COVID-19 note: see top of page for UPDATED hours.

Wednesday, May 13Friday, May 15: 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 16–Sunday, May 17: Closed

Allen Library [original hours]

COVID-19 note: see top of page for UPDATED hours.

Wednesday, May 13Friday, May 15: 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 16–Sunday, May 17: Closed

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Summer Hours

May 20–June 30 | July 1–19 | July 20–Aug. 16 | Aug. 17–30 | Aug. 31–Sept. 3

Summerterm
May 18–June 28, 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–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

Exception

Monday, May 25: Both libraries will be closed for Memorial Day

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Summerterm
June 29–July 19, 2020

Mortensen Library

Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–9 p.m.

Friday: 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Sunday: Noon–6 p.m.

Allen Library

Monday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–9 p.m.

Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Saturday: 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Sunday: Closed

Exceptions

Friday, July 3: Both libraries will be open 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Saturday, July 4: Both libraries will be closed for Independence Day.

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Summerterm
July 20–August 16, 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–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

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Intersession
August 17–24, 2020

Mortensen Library

Monday, Aug. 17–Friday, Aug. 21: 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 22: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 23: Closed

Monday, Aug. 24: 7:30 a.m.–9 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 25: Classes begin (see Fall semester hours)

Allen Library

Monday, Aug. 17–Friday, Aug. 21: 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 22–Sunday, Aug. 23: Closed

Monday, Aug. 24: 9 a.m.–9 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 25: Classes begin (see Fall semester hours)

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Fall Hours

Regular Semester | Thanksgiving | End of Semester/24-Hours | Intersession

Regular Semester
Sep. 4–Dec. 10, 2019

Mortensen Library

Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–1:30 a.m.

Friday: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Sunday: Noon–1:30 a.m.

Allen Library

Monday–Thursday: 8:30 a.m.–11 p.m.

Friday: 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Saturday: 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Sunday: Noon–11 p.m.

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Thanksgiving
Nov. 27–31, 2019

Mortensen Library

Tuesday, Nov. 26: 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 27: 7:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 28–Saturday, Nov. 30: Closed

Sunday, Dec. 1: Noon–1:30 a.m.

Allen Library

Tuesday, Nov. 26: 8:30 a.m.–7 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 27: 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 28–Saturday, Nov. 30: Closed

Sunday, Dec. 1: Noon–11 p.m.

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End of Semester / 24-Hours
Dec. 11–21, 2019

Mortensen Library

Wednesday, Dec. 11 (7:30 a.m.)–Friday, Dec. 13 (midnight): Open 24 hours

Saturday, Dec. 14: 8 a.m.–6 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 15 (noon)–Friday, Dec. 20 (midnight): Open 24 hours

Saturday, Dec. 21: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Allen Library

Regular semester hours, except the following:

Friday, Dec. 13: 8:30 a.m.–9 p.m.

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Intersession
Dec. 22, 2019Jan. 1, 2019

Mortensen Library

Sunday, Dec. 22: Closed

Monday, Dec. 23: 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 24–Wednesday, Jan. 1: Closed

Allen Library

Sunday, Dec. 22: Closed

Monday, Dec. 23: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 24–Wednesday, Jan. 1: Closed

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Winter Hours

Winterterm | Intersession

Winterterm
Jan. 2–17, 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–6 p.m.

Allen Library

Monday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.

Friday: 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

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Intersession
Jan. 18–21, 2020

The Mortensen and Allen Libraries are closed for Winter Intersession and Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Mon., Jan. 20).

Tuesday, Jan. 21

Mortensen Library: 7:30 a.m.–9 p.m.

Allen Library: 9 a.m.–9 p.m.

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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.

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