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Summer Hours

Summer hoursThe Library's regular Summer hours are in effect as of Tuesday, May 29. These hours are in effect until Sunday, August 5. Regular summer weekly hours are:

  • Monday: 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
  • Thursday: 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Noon - 6:00 pm

Also note these two changes to our regular hours:

  • The Library is open Friday, June 1, from 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • The Library is closed Wednesday, July 4, for Independence Day.

See our Hours & Closings page for more information.

Have a great summer!

Image courtesy of COD Newsroom.

Spring/Summer Break Hours & Closings

COD graduationThe Library will have a number of closings and reduced hours between the Spring and Summer semesters. Our schedule between May 19 and May 28 is as follows:

  • Saturday, May 19: Closed
  • Sunday, May 20: Closed
  • Monday, May 21: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday, May 22: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday, May 23: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thursday, May 24: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Friday, May 25: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Saturday, May 26: Closed
  • Sunday, May 27: Closed
  • Monday, May 28: Closed for Memorial Day
  • Tuesday, May 29: Regular summer hours begin
  • Also note the Library is open from 7:30 am - 4:30 pm on Friday, June 1.

For more information, see the Library Hours & Closings page for more details.

Have a safe and restful break!

Extended Study Hours

Extended Study HoursTo help you prepare for the end of the Spring semester, the Library will have extended hours from May 6 through May 17. Here is a list of daily hours:

  • Sunday, May 6: 12 noon - 11 pm
  • Monday, May 7: 7:30 am - 11 pm
  • Tuesday, May 8: 7:30 am - 11 pm
  • Wednesday, May 9: 7:30 am - 11 pm
  • Thursday, May 10: 7:30 am - 11 pm
  • Friday, May 11: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm (Normal hours)
  • Saturday, May 12: 9 am - 4:30 pm (Normal hours)
  • Sunday, May 13:12 noon - 11 pm
  • Monday, May 14: 7:30 am - 11 pm
  • Tuesday, May 15: 7:30 am - 11 pm
  • Wednesday, May 16: 7:30 am - 11 pm
  • Thursday, May 17: 7:30 am - 11 pm
  • Friday, May 18: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm (Normal hours)

See the Library hours page for more details.

Good luck on your finals!

Photo by Jens Kreuter on Unsplash

National Library Week 2018

National Library Week

Monday, April 9th

Take Note of the Library!
Staff at all Library service desks will be handing out packs of index cards to students. Great for finals prep!
Time: All day

Tuesday, April 10th

In collaboration with Learning Commons, the Library will reach out to students at all campus locations. The Library will “Pop-Up” at both main campus Learning Commons locations and librarians will be at all four Centers sharing information about Library services with candy and giveaways at midday.
11:00am – 1:00pm: Learning Commons
12:00pm – 2:00pm: Westside Learning Commons
5:30pm – 6:30 pm: Learning Commons
Various times 11:00am -1:00pm: COD Centers

Critical Thinking Workshop: The Health Connection – with Debra Smith
Whether you are debating trying a new diet plan, taking a prescribed medication or wondering if the latest health & wellness research findings apply to you, critical thinking skills are essential. Questions are the answers to today’s convoluted health care system. Come to this session for tips on applying critical thinking principles to common health and wellness situations.
Time: 1:00pm - 1:45pm (SRC 3104)

Wednesday, April 11th

Lynda Demonstration
Visitors can see a running demonstration of content included in Lynda on a screen in the Lower Level Lobby. Lynda bookmarks and sign up instructions will be available as well.
Time: 7:30am – 10:00am (Library Lower Level)

Digital Media Petting Zoo
Visitors can stop by to see some of the great equipment available for check out in the Media Lab. Test drive the 360 camera, try out Google cardboard VR headsets, or jump into our green screen photo shoot!
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm (Library Lower Level)

Introduction to Virtual Reality Workshop - with Colin Koteles
Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) have hit the mainstream--it's now easy and affordable to experience and use virtual environments for yourself. Attend this workshop to learn how virtual and augmented reality is being used in education, entertainment, and many other aspects of daily life; learn how to get started experiencing virtual reality environments, and even get some hands-on experience using simple VR devices.
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm (SRC 3114)

Thursday, April 12th

Coffee Service
Visitors can stop by the Refuel Station with coffee and tea service all morning and add their thoughts to our comment board.
Time: 9am - (Library Lower Level)

Pop Up Library and Cookies
The Library will be popping up at Campus Central and in honor of National Library Week and we’ll be bringing cookies! Yay libraries!
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm (SSC Atrium)

Friday, April 13th

Introduction to Infographics Workshop – with Colin Koteles
Visual representations of data--infographics--effectively communicate research, ideas, and stories.  As Killer Infographics CEO Amy Balliett writes, "a quality infographic packages a great story with great design, which leads to an enthralling piece of content worth sharing." In this workshop you'll get a brief introduction to different types of visual communication, how to use data to craft a message, and different types of tools you can use to create infographics.
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm (SRC 3114)

Introduction to Finding Grants for Nonprofits Workshop - with Carol Eisinger
Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory workshop. You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants, including:

  • Who funds nonprofits and what their motivations are.
  • What funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding.
  • How you identify potential funders and make the first approach.
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm (SRC 3104)

Spring Break Hours

TulipsThe Library will be open throughout spring break with reduced hours. However, the Library will be closed Sunday, April 1, for the Easter holiday. Break hours are as follow:

Saturday, March 24: 9 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday, March 25: 12 noon - 6 pm
Monday, March 26 - Thursday, March 29: 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Friday, March 30: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday, March 31: 9 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday, April 1: Closed

See the Library's Hours & Closings page for our complete hours and closings information.

Have a safe and restful break!

Photo credit: twitter:aidanmorgan

Winter Break Hours & Closings

Winter in DuPage county sceneThe Library will be closed and have reduced hours over COD's Winter Break between Dec. 16 and Jan. 21.

The full list of closings and reduced hours is as follows:

  • Saturday, Dec. 16, and Sunday, Dec. 17: Closed
  • Monday, Dec. 18 - Friday, Dec. 22: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Saturday, Dec. 23, through Tuesday, Jan. 2: Closed
  • Wednesday, Jan. 3 - Friday, Jan. 5: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Saturday, Jan. 6, and Sunday, Jan. 7: Closed
  • Monday, Jan. 8 - Friday, Jan. 12: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Saturday, Jan. 13, and Sunday, Jan. 14: Closed
  • Monday, Jan. 15: Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
  • Tuesday, Jan. 16: Closed for In-Service Activities
  • Wednesday, Jan. 17 - Friday, Jan. 19: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Saturday, Jan. 20: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Sunday, Jan. 21: 12 noon - 6:00 pm
  • Monday, Jan. 22: Regular Spring hours begin

In addition to the closings listed above, the Media Lab will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 3, through Friday, Jan. 5, and the Archives will be closed from Dec. 16 through Jan. 7.

For more details, see the Library's Hours & Closings page.

Have a safe and restful break!

Photo credit: Tom Gill (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Thanksgiving Break Hours

Thanksgiving CranberriesThe Library will be closed from Thursday, Nov. 23 - Sunday, Nov. 26, for Thanksgiving Break. We will also close early at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 22. Normal hours resume Monday, Nov. 27.

See the Library hours page for more details.

Have a safe and restful break!

Interim Hours & Closings, Aug. 4 - Aug. 20

ClockBetween our Summer and Fall semesters, the Library will be closed on weekends and have reduced hours during the week.

Here is a full listing of our hours and closings until the start of the Fall semester:

  • Friday, Aug. 4, Saturday, Aug. 5, and Sunday, Aug. 6: Closed
  • Monday, Aug. 7 - Thursday, Aug. 10: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Friday, Aug. 11, Saturday, Aug. 12, and Sunday, Aug. 13: Closed
  • Monday, Aug. 14 - Friday, Aug. 18: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Saturday, Aug. 19, and Sunday, Aug. 20: Closed
  • Monday, Aug. 21: Normal hours resume

For more information, see the Library's Hours & Closings page.

Have a safe and restful break and get ready for the Fall!

Website Downtime, Thursday, March 30, 4-6 PM

Website downtime March 30Due to server maintenance and upgrades, parts of the Library website will be unavailable on Thursday, March 30, from 4 to 6 pm. Outages will be intermittent during this time. If you need help accessing materials during this time, please visit one of the LIbrary's reference desks. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


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