Library Hours

Monday - Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday* - Sunday: Closed

*The Library will be open 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM the second Saturday of the month during special exhibitions. Visitors are welcome to experience the current exhibition, Chained to the Sky: The Science of Birds, Past & Future on the following Saturdays: November 11, December 9, January 13, February 10. March 9 and April 13.

2023 Holiday Closures

Martin Luther King, Jr. DayJanuary 16
President's DayFebruary 20
Memorial DayMay 29
Day before Independence DayJuly 3
Independence DayJuly 4
Labor DaySeptember 4
Indigenous Peoples'/Columbus DayOctober 9
Veteran's Day (Observed)November 13
Thanksgiving DayNovember 23
Day after ThanksgivingNovember 24
Christmas DayDecember 25
Day after ChristmasDecember 26
New Year's DayJanuary 1, 2024
Day after New Year'sJanuary 2, 2024

The Main Reading Room and study rooms are open to all visitors, patrons, and researchers. The 2nd floor is also open for public browsing. Parking is free to Library visitors and available in the Library parking lot. For other inquiries, please use the Contact Us form below.

Rare book presentations are offered for classes. Interested parties should complete this form to submit their request.

Navigating Linda Hall Library sessions are offered to acquaint new patrons with the Library's in-person services, online catalog, and patron-facing spaces. These sessions are offered weekly on Wednesdays from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Learn more here.


The Linda Hall Library arboretum, a 14-acre urban oasis surrounding the Library, is home to over 300 trees representing 48 genera, 130 species, 11 champion trees, and the renowned tree peonies.

The grounds are open to the public from dawn to dusk. Pets on a leash are always welcome, but we ask that pet owners come prepared to clean up after their visit. To maintain the integrity of the grounds, we do not allow picnics or the placing of chairs/hammocks. The arboretum is maintained to the highest of standards and your help in maintaining its cleanliness is greatly appreciated.

Learn more about the arboretum here.