Library Hours

Spring Semester Hours

  • Monday - Thursday: 7:45 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
  • Friday: 7:45 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.


Please note that access to the library is via card swipe after 8 p.m. Sundays - Thursdays and after 6 p.m. Fridays - Saturdays. 

Please visit our Ames Library FAQ  for details about the available resources and services from the Ames Library and Information Technology Services. More information about the  university's response to the coronavirus epidemic is available online.

Course Support: Please visit the ITS home page for up-to-date information on virtual and in-person support.

Tate Archives & Special Collections

  • Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

The University Archivist recommends emailing in advance of a research visit. You may explore our digital collections through this portal at any time.

Annual Library Hours