Fall Semester Hours September 22nd-November 25th

Mon - Thurs
24 hours (service desks close at 11 pm)
24 hours - 9pm
9 am - 9 pm
9 am - 24 hours (service desks close at 11 pm)

Thanksgiving Break November 26th – December 1st

Nov 26th
24 hours - 9pm
Nov 27th
Nov 28th
Nov 29th
Nov 30th
11am - 6pm
Dec 1st
11am - 6pm

*Please note: AU student, staff, and faculty overnight access to the library will be suspended during Thanksgiving Break.

Fall Finals Schedule December 2nd – December 14th

Dec 2nd   
8:00 am – 24 Hours 
Dec 3rd  – 12th  
24 Hours
Dec 13th
24 Hours – Midnight
Dec 14th  
8:00 am – 9:00 pm 

Overnight Access (Fall and spring semester)

Overnight hours run from 11:00pm to 7:00am the following morning. This schedule may be interrupted for holidays, breaks, and unscheduled closures for weather. During overnight periods, building use is reserved for AU students, staff, and faculty. Staff may ask visitors present in the building to provide confirmation of their status with their AU ID.

During the overnight hours the doors to the building will be locked. The building can be accessed by "touching" an AU ID to the small black box mounted on the accessibility pole outside the building. Overnight staff cannot remotely unlock the doors from the information desk. In order to enter or reenter the building overnight, you MUST have your AUID with you, or your temporary AUID. No exceptions will be made.

Community members, AU alumni, parents, members of groups such as OLLI, and other non-affiliated visitors to campus are not permitted access during overnight hours. The overnight staff reserve the right to remove such patrons, or any others deemed disruptive to academic activities from the building.

Overnight Services (fall and spring semester)

Only the GRC desk and the information desk are staffed during overnight operations. Overnight staff can offer basic technological troubleshooting support, including help with internet connectivity, printers, and with non-specialized software. In addition, chat services are available overnight during the semester if you need help finding resources for your paper.

Laptops, headphones, tablets, phone and computer chargers, and flash drives can be checked out from the technology services desk overnight before 10:30pm. Borrowed technology items can be returned at the information desk when the technology services desk is closed.

Materials from the general collection can still be checked out using the self-check machine by the borrowing desk.

Between 11:00pm and 7:00am, collaborative work rooms operate on a first come, first served, basis. Adaptive technology rooms are available for overnight use by users authorized by ASAC. However, we do not make overnight reservations.

For other inquires about overnight services or policies call x3232 or contact Overnight Operations Coordinator Colleen Wanner at cwanner@american.edu.

Campus Coffee + Tea Hours

Clock Icon Sun-Thurs: 12-9pm
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