Ames Library - Annual Hours

Fall & Spring Academic Semesters
  Sundays
  Mondays – Thursdays
  Fridays
  Saturdays

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
7:45 a.m. – 1:30 a.m.
7:45 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Breaks and Summers No Weekend hours
Weekdays open at 8:00 a.m.
Closing follows university hours

May Term Hours
  Sundays
  Mondays – Thursdays
  Fridays
  Saturdays

Please see below for Memorial Day Weekend information

Noon - 11 p.m.
7:45 a.m. - 11 p.m.
7:45 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Noon - 5 p.m.

Library Hours - Exceptions

Fall Festival Week

Monday & Tuesday:
Regular hours 8 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday - Friday:
Extend evening 8 am– 9 pm
Saturday:
Afternoon hours 12 pm – 5 pm
Sunday:
Evening hours 5 pm. – 10 pm

  Labor Day Weekend

Friday - regular hours
Saturday - 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday - 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday - Open at 6:00 p.m. / regular closing

  Fall Break Weekend Fall Break Day:
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Fall Break Saturday:
12:00 p.m - 5:00 pm
Fall Break Sunday:
3:00 pm - 1:30 am
  Thanksgiving Week Tuesday, when classes end - close at same time as university offices
Wednesday - Friday - Follow university holiday schedule (usually closed Wednesday - Friday)
Saturday - Closed
Sunday - Open at 6:00 p.m. / regular closing
 
  Last day of Fall semester Finals Close at same time as university offices
If Saturday - 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 
  Christmas Follow university holiday schedule
 
  New Year's Follow university holiday schedule
 
  Easter Weekend Regular hours (No Exception)
 
  Spring Break Friday that Break begins - close at same time as university offices
No Weekend hours
Weekdays follow university office hours
2nd Sunday - Open at 6:00 p.m. / regular closing 
  Last day of Spring semester
  Finals
 
Close at same time as university offices
 
  Graduation Sunday Open from 12-12:45 p.m., if sunny as convenience for seniors; no library services (Staffing to be built into Building Aide Spring Semester schedule)
 
  Memorial Day If Memorial Day falls before May Term ends, the library is open:
Friday – close at 4:00 p.m.
Saturday – open 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday – open 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Monday– open 1:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

If Memorial Day falls after May Term ends, the library is closed over the weekend and on Monday, Memorial Day.  

  Last day of May Term Close at same time as university offices
 
  July 4
Follow university holiday schedule
 
updated April 29, 2013