Library Hours For 2021 Finals

Library Hours During 2021 Final Exams

8am – 3am Monday, December 6th — Friday, December 10th
9am – midnight Saturday, December 11th
11am – midnight Sunday, December 12th


Library Open 24/7

8am Monday, December 13th 11pm Tuesday, December 21st


Wednesday, December 22nd  

8am – 5pm


Christmas Recess

Thursday, December 23rd — Monday, January 3rd, 2022 CLOSED

Library Hours for the 2021 Fall Semester

#SHU_Libraries welcomes new and returning students!

~ The Library is open 7 days a week during the semester ~

**2021 Fall Semester Hours begin on Monday, August 30th**

Monday, August 30th — Tuesday, November 23rd    
Sunday                       11am – midnight
Monday – Friday       8am – midnight
Saturday                     9am – 5pm


Thanksgiving Recess
Wednesday, November 24th — Saturday, November 27th CLOSED


Sunday, November 28th — Sunday, December 5th     
Sunday                       11am – midnight
Monday – Friday       8am – midnight
Saturday                     9am – 5pm


Final Exam Hours
Monday, December 6th — Friday, December 10th     8am – 3am
Saturday, December 11th     9am – midnight
Sunday, December 12th     11am – midnight


Open 24/7
8am Monday, December 13th — 11pm Tuesday, December 21st


Wednesday, December 22nd
8am – 5pm


Christmas Recess
Thursday, December 23rd — Wednesday, January 3rd, 2022 CLOSED

Fall 2021 Hours [printable pdf]

Library Summer Hours

SHU_Libraries is as excited about this upcoming summer as you are! With all that excitement in the air, we want to remind every student, faculty, staff, and administrator:

I. Individuals who are fully vaccinated are not required to wear a mask or practice social distancing indoors on each campus and at indoor, off-campus University activities. However, they are welcome to wear a mask if they choose.

II. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask indoors on each campus and at indoor, off-campus University activities.

III. Enforcement is via the honor code. We expect everyone will be truthful in their reporting and activities.

IV. Food is not permitted in the library, but covered drinks and water bottles are allowed.

Library guests, visitors, and members of the community are allowed in-person access to the library, provided that upon entering the library:

        • they observe I – IV (above);
        • they obtain a visitor’s pass at the circulation desk (to be worn visibly at all times while in the library);
        • they sign in the Visitor’s Book;
        • they understand that there is no guest access to computers during Summer 2021.

L I B R A R Y   S U M M E R   H O U R S   2 0 2 1

Monday, May 3rd  Wednesday, May 19th

                • Monday – Friday             7:30am – 10:30pm
                • Saturday & Sunday          8:30am – 5:30pm

Thursday, May 20th  Friday, May 28th

                • Monday – Friday             7:30am – 6:00pm
                • Saturday & Sunday         CLOSED

Memorial Day Weekend
Saturday, May 29th – Monday, May 31st CLOSED


Tuesday, June 1st  Friday, August 6th

                • Monday – Friday             7:30am – 6:00pm
                • Saturday & Sunday        9:00am – 4:00pm

* Juneteenth Friday, June 18th      7:30am – 3:30pm *
* CLOSED Sunday, July 4th – Monday, July 5th *
* CLOSED Saturday, August 7th – Sunday, August 8th *


  Monday, August 9th  — Sunday, August 29th

                • Monday – Friday            8:00am – 5:00pm
                • Saturday & Sunday        CLOSED

Welcome Students!

A big Pirate “Welcome” to new students and “Welcome Back” to returning students!

For Spring Semester 2021, the Library is open 7 days a week (see our hours), starting Wednesday, January 27th.

In accordance with SHU Policy and the SHU Pledge, while you are in the library please remember that in light of the continuing health threat posed by the COVID19 pandemic:

      • masks must be worn at all times.
      • social distancing must be observed (keep a distance of 6 feet between you and others).  Please do not move chairs/desks/furniture to sit closer to someone else. The furniture has been laid out to provide a safe space between others.
      • there is no food allowed (you may not eat in the building).
      • drinks are allowed in covered containers only.
      • group study rooms remain closed and unavailable.
      • library space is available only to SHU ID cardholders at this time. Members of the public, recent graduates, community borrowers, Seton Hall University alumni, retired/emeriti faculty, and visiting scholars are not permitted in the building, with the exception of those who have made prior arrangements with the Archives to consult Special Collections materials.

2021 Spring Semester Hours

2021 Spring Semester Hours

Intersession: Monday, January 4th — Tuesday, January 26th   

        • Monday – Friday              8:00am – 7:30pm
        • Saturday & Sunday          CLOSED

CLOSED for Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, January 18th


Wednesday, January 27th — Wednesday, March 31st    

        • Monday – Friday                7:30am – 10:30pm
        • Saturday & Sunday            8:30am – 5:30pm

CLOSED for Easter: Thursday, April 1st – Sunday,  April 4th


Monday, April 5th — Tuesday, May 19th     

        • Monday – Friday               7:30am – 10:30pm
        • Saturday & Sunday           8:30am – 5:30pm

Wednesday, May 20th — Friday, May 28th     

        • Monday – Friday             8:00am – 7:30pm
        • Saturday & Sunday         CLOSED

CLOSED Memorial Day Weekend: Saturday,  May 29th – Monday, May 31st

Updated Library Hours for Fall – Spring Semesters

2020 Fall Semester Hours

Monday, August 31st — Tuesday, November 24th    

                • Monday – Friday        7:30am – 10:30pm
                • Saturday & Sunday     8:30am – 5:30pm

CLOSED for Thanksgiving  Wed Nov 25-Sun Nov 29


Monday, November 30th — Friday, December 11th   

                • Monday – Friday              8:00am – 7:30pm
                • Saturday & Sunday          CLOSED

Monday, December 14th — Tuesday, December 22nd   

                • Monday – Friday              8:00am – 5:00pm
                • Saturday & Sunday          CLOSED

CLOSED for Christmas Wed Dec 23-Sun Jan 3


2021 Spring Semester Hours

Intersession: Monday, January 4th — Tuesday, January 26th   

                  • Monday – Friday              8:00am – 7:30pm
                  • Saturday & Sunday          CLOSED

Wednesday, January 27th — Wednesday, March 31st    

              • Monday – Friday                7:30am – 10:30pm
              • Saturday & Sunday            8:30am – 5:30pm

CLOSED Easter Thu Apr 1–Sun Apr 4


Monday, April 5th — Tuesday, May 19th     

              • Monday – Friday               7:30am – 10:30pm
              • Saturday & Sunday           8:30am – 5:30pm

Wednesday, May 20th — Friday, May 28th     

                  • Monday – Friday             8:00am – 7:30pm
                  • Saturday & Sunday         CLOSED

CLOSED Memorial Day Weekend Sat May 29–Mon May 31

Library Reopens

Welcome Back to Walsh Library!

We are excited to see you again and looking forward to providing you a safe place to study.  Our hours will be shorter this Fall.

Monday, August 17th — Sunday, August 23rd
Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm
Saturday & Sunday CLOSED

Monday, August 24th — Sunday, August 30th
Monday to Friday 8:30am – 7:30pm
Saturday & Sunday CLOSED

Monday, August 31st — Tuesday, November 24th
Monday – Friday 7:30am – 10:30pm
Saturday & Sunday 8:30am – 5:30pm
CLOSED LABOR DAY Monday, September 7th

Please see our complete hours here https://is.gd/U3ifHW


Research help is available! You can chat online with a librarian 10AM – 6PM Monday through Thursday, 10AM-4PM Friday, and 2PM – 6PM Sunday (starting 8/24)

Visit our Research Guides by Subject and Course for starting your research, and for help with working with data, please see our Research Data Services .


In accordance with SHU Policy and the SHU Pledge (https://www.shu.edu/health-intervention-communication/seton-hall-pledge.cfm), social distancing must be observed and masks must be worn at all times while in the Library.  Because we must socially distance, there are fewer seats in the Library.

Please do not move chairs/desks/furniture to sit closer to someone else. The furniture has been laid out to provide a safe space between others.

Library space is available only to SHU ID cardholders at this time.  Members of the public are not allowed, with the exception of those who have made prior arrangements with the Archives to consult Special Collections materials.

Group Study Rooms are closed and unavailable.

There is no food allowed in the Library now.  You may not eat in the building (to eat you have to take your mask off, and that’s against the rules… hence no food).  Drinks are allowed in covered containers only.

The Library will be carefully and thoroughly disinfected and cleaned every day. Sanitation wipes will be available throughout the library and we ask that you disinfect surfaces and computer keyboards and mice before use.

Starting Monday, August 17th we are offering curbside pick-up and home delivery by mail for library items.  Just place your item on hold in the catalog. When it is ready you will get an email asking how you would like to get your items.

It is fine for you to come to the 2nd floor Information Commons or to use a study carrel on the 3rd or 4th floors to “attend” a class remotely if you still need to be on campus.  We encourage using headphones/earbuds to hold down noise for fellow Pirates who need quiet to study.


Monday, August 17th — Sunday, August 23rd

  • Walsh Library is now open Monday Friday 8:30am-4:30pm (closed Saturday & Sunday).
  • The Special Collections Reading Room is open Monday Friday 9am-5:00pm. 
  • Masks and social distancing are observed throughout the library in accordance with the Seton Hall Pledge (https://www.shu.edu/health-intervention-communication/seton-hall-pledge.cfm).
  • Library space is available only to SHU ID cardholders at this time. Members of the public are not allowed, with the exception of those who have made prior arrangements with the Archives to consult Special Collections materials.
  • Monday, August 17th we are offering curbside pick-up and home delivery by mail for library items.

Monday, August 24th — Sunday, August 30th

  • Walsh Library is open Monday Friday 8:30AM – 7:30PM (closed Saturday & Sunday).
  • The Special Collections Reading Room is open Monday Friday 9am-5:00pm.
  • Masks and social distancing are observed throughout the library in accordance with the Seton Hall Pledge (https://www.shu.edu/health-intervention-communication/seton-hall-pledge.cfm).
  • Library space is available only to SHU ID cardholders at this time. Members of the public are not allowed, with the exception of those who have made prior arrangements with the Archives to consult Special Collections materials.

Monday, August 31st — Tuesday, November 24th

  • Walsh Library is open Monday Friday 7:30AM – 10:30PM,  Saturdays & Sundays 8:30am – 5:30pm and CLOSED LABOR DAY Monday, September 7th.
  • The Special Collections Reading Room is open Monday Friday 9am-5:00pm.
  • Masks and social distancing are observed throughout the library in accordance with the Seton Hall Pledge (https://www.shu.edu/health-intervention-communication/seton-hall-pledge.cfm).
  • Library space is available only to SHU ID cardholders at this time. Members of the public are not allowed, with the exception of those who have made prior arrangements with the Archives to consult Special Collections materials.