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Library Hours

The College of Veterinary Medicine complex is locked on weekends and after 5:00 pm on weekdays. Only members of the College of Veterinary Medicine community can access the building after-hours.

If you’re not a member of the College of Veterinary Medicine community, then you must request after-hours access in advance by emailing Chris Dunham, Head of User Services, at cd332@cornell.edu.

It takes about 1-2 business days to process your request. We’ll let you know by email once your request has been approved. Then you’ll be able to use your ID card to enter the complex through the Veterinary Education Center Atrium door.

A quick note: You must renew your request for access every semester.

Monday – Thursday: 7:30 am to 11 pm
Friday: 7:30 am to 8 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 8 pm
Sunday: 10 am to 11 pm

The library is closed on the following holidays:

  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day
  • MLK Day

Winter Recess typically begins after the last day of exams at the College.

Monday – Thursday: 9 am to 4 pm
Friday: 9 am to 3 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

The library is closed between December 24 (Christmas Eve) and January 1 (New Year’s Day).

The library is open on a modified schedule during spring break. Precise hours vary from year to year.

Monday-Friday: 8 am to 5 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

The library is closed on Memorial Day and July 4th.