Got a reference question? We can help!

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The secret to academic success lies in the Library!

Welcome to Carlson Library!  Did you know that reference librarians can help you find information on topics you are researching for your assignments?   We can help you every step of the way — from refining your research topic to helping you format your end notes. Reference librarians are available at the Information Desk from 10AM-6PM on weekdays and also on Sundays. (check our hours page often for the most current information)

Our librarians also provide one-on-one research consultation by appointment.  Additionally you can chat with a librarian using our instant messaging service, or contact a subject librarian by phone or email.  Visit our Reference Services LibGuide for more information.

We hope to see or hear from you this semester!

New Hours for Fall Semester

We’re back from break and back to our new, extended semester hours! The first floor of Carlson Library is open overnight five days a week… just use your Rocket Card to swipe into the library after midnight.  Upper floors and the basement level close at 12 midnight on nights we’re open late.

First Floor is open:

  • Sunday 9 a.m. – Friday at 6 p.m.
  • Saturday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Other floors are open:

  • Monday – Thursday  7:30 a.m. – 12 midnight
  • Friday 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sunday 9 a.m. – 12 midnight

See our University Libraries hours page for a full list of hours for individual services, as well as our holiday exceptions for Fall semester.

Spring Break Building Hours

During Spring Break, Carlson Library will be open from

  • 8 a.m. through 12 midnight, Monday – Thursday,
  • 8 a.m. through 8 p.m. on Friday
  • 9 a.m. through 8 p.m. on Saturday
  • and 12 noon through 12 midnight on Sunday.

(These are the regular hours of the upper floors, except that we open at 8 a.m. instead of 7:30 a.m.)

Not all service and information desks will be open their regular hours during spring break, however, so service levels may be reduced in some collections.