Library Hours

Current Status of Library Hours (updated June 30, 2020):

Beginning Monday, July 6, 2020, the Cushwa-Leighton Library will be open to members of the Saint Mary's College community (students, faculty, and staff) from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT, Monday through Friday.  Access will be via the west front door using your Saint Mary's ID card in the swipe-card reader.  All patrons will be required to wear masks or cloth face coverings at all times while in the building; all staff will wear masks or cloth face coverings when not working by themselves in their own offices. All patrons will be required to maintain standard physical distance (6 feet) from each other and from library staff. All research help or reference consultations will continue to happen online, not in person.

We are also offering most of our services online.  Please see our Research Help page for a variety of ways to contact a librarian, as well as current updates on the status of our services.  Librarians are on call to answer questions and provide research help Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT.  Outside of those hours, use our Research Help form and a librarian will respond as soon as possible.


Regular Semester Hours:

Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - midnight
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. - midnight

After 9:00 p.m., access to the library and Trumper is restricted to Saint Mary's College students, faculty, and staff.  Card swipe access is available at the west front entrance to the building.

Research Help Desk Hours:

Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Beginning Feb. 9, 2020 


Summer Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday Closed

Saint Mary's College Archives

By appointment only: send email to or call (574) 284-5282 to arrange an appointment. The Archives are located at 105 Madeleva Hall.