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Up-to-date information from Norma Marion Alloway Library.

Core Library hours

CORE HOURS Fall term September 7 to December 8

Mondays - Thursdays                                                                      7:45 AM - 11:00 PM
Fridays 7:45 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturdays 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sundays 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM


September 19 National Day of Mourning CLOSED
October 8 Thanksgiving weekend Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm
October 9 & 10 Thanksgiving Sunday & Monday CLOSED
October 20 Long Night Against Procrastination Thursday 7:45am - midnight
November 11 Remembrance Day Friday CLOSED
November 12 Remembrance Day Weekend Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm

Fall  Exams Period December 7-17

December 7-15 7:45am - 11:00pm
December 9 7:45am - 8:00pm
December 10 8:00am - 8:00pm
December 11 1:30pm - 5:00pm
December 16 7:45am - 8:00 pm
December 17 8:00am- noon
 Christmas Break Schedule December 18 - January 9 
December 18  Sunday CLOSED
December 19-22 Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 4:30pm
December 23 - January 2   CLOSED
January 3-9 Weekdays 8:00am - 4:30pm

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Library Services

Borrower Services

  • Contactless Holds Pickup is available at Borrower Services Desk.
  • Scan and Deliver Requests is available for print material held in the library collection for users unable to visit the Library.
  • Returns: Material can be returned any time to the drop box at the front door of the library or sent to the library’s mailing address.
  • Course Reserves: Instructors may place required readings which cannot be digitized on Course Reserves; this material is available for short term loan from the Borrower Services Counter.

Research Help

  • For research help at anytime, contact 
  • Book a Librarian via the link for Zoom meetings
  • Drop-in and scheduled in-person research help is available usually during these times: Mondays (9:00-noon), Tuesdays (1:00-4:00pm), Wednesdays (1:00-4:00pm), Thursdays (9:00-noon). Hours subject to change due to reference librarian's availability. Come ask for in-person reference help at the Borrower Services desk when you are at the Library.

Database Access Issues 

  • Students, if you are having trouble accessing a database, please email 
  • Faculty or staff, you can now access our databases whether or not you are using your VPN. Contact the above email if you are having access issues.

Interlibrary Loans (ILLs

  • Requests may be submitted for electronic articles, book chapters, and print book loans. 
  • Schools are accepting returns, so please return ILL material by the due date.

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