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, April 13, May 11, June 8 and July 13.

2024 Holiday Closures

New Year's DayJanuary 1
Day after New Year'sJanuary 2
Martin Luther King, Jr. DayJanuary 15
Presidents' DayFebruary 19
Memorial DayMay 27
JuneteenthJune 19
Independence DayJuly 4
Day after Independence DayJuly 5
Labor DaySeptember 2
Indigenous Peoples'/Columbus DayOctober 14
Veterans DayNovember 11
Thanksgiving DayNovember 28
Day after ThanksgivingNovember 29
Christmas Eve (Closed at 12 PM)December 24
Christmas DayDecember 25
Day after ChristmasDecember 26
New Year's EveDecember 31

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 and by appointment. 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.