Hours

Update: 
Brandeis Library will be closed to the public from Monday, January 3 through Sunday, January 16, 2022. The library will reopen on Monday, January 17. All virtual services will resume on January 3. Brandeis faculty, staff, and students can request materials through our Contactless Pick Up Lockers while the building is closed. Questions? Contact library@brandeis.edu

Library hours vary throughout the year. Please be sure to check the exceptions listed below each semester or session after checking the hours. Service points throughout the library may also have different hours.

Winter Break Hours

Saturday, December 18 - Sunday, January 16
Day Hours
Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday CLOSED
Winter Break Exceptions and Holidays
Day Hours
Friday, December 24 - Sunday, January 2 CLOSED
Monday, January 3 - Sunday, January 16 Building closed to the public, virtual and remote services available

Spring Hours

Semester Start - Reduced Hours
January 17 - February 1
Day Hours
Monday  7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday, January 17 - Tuesday, May 17
Day Hours
Monday  7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Tuesday 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Wednesday 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m..
Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Spring Exceptions and Holidays
Day Hours
Saturday, February 19 - Monday, February 21 CLOSED
Tuesday, February 22 - Friday, February 25 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 26 CLOSED
Friday, April 15 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 16 - Monday, April 18 CLOSED
Tuesday, April 19 - Friday, April 22 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 23 CLOSED
Monday, May 2 - Tuesday, May 17 (5:30 p.m.) Open 24/7

Library Service Points

Research Help Desk and Online Chat

Fall & Spring Semesters:
Monday-Thursday: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday:11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: CLOSED

Breaks & Summer Semesters: 
Monday-Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: CLOSED

The Research Help Desk and Online Chat is closed on staff holidays when classes are not in session.

Archives and Special Collections

Monday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: By appointment only
Saturday-Sunday: CLOSED

Archives and Special Collections is closed on staff holidays when classes are not in session.

Sound and Image Media Studios

Visit the Sound and Image Media Studios website for hours.

MakerLab


The MakerLab is open and accessible to authorized users during building hours. Consultations must be requested 24 hours in advance by emailing makerlab@brandeis.edu. 

Automation Lab

The Automation Lab is open and accessible to authorized users during building hours. Consultations must be requested 24 hours in advance by emailing makerlab@brandeis.edu. 

Digital Humanities Lab

The Digital Humanities Lab is open and accessible to authorized users during building hours. Consultations must be requested 24 hours in advance by emailing makerlab@brandeis.edu. 

Other Services

ITS Technology Help Desk

Visit the ITS Technology Help Desk page for current hours.

Writing Center

Visit the Writing Center website for current hours.

Starbucks Farber

Visit the Dining Services website for current hours.