Library Holiday Closing Information

Next week, Dinand Library and the Science Library will be open to those who have approved access Monday 12/21, and Tuesday, 12/22, from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.  Wednesday, 12/23, the library buildings will be closed, but library staff will be available online should you need assistance.

The library buildings will be closed from Wednesday, December 23 – Sunday, January 3.   The full hours calendar is available on the Libraries’ Hours page:

Access to online materials including databases, online journals, and e-books, will still be available during this time.  If you need immediate assistance, please visit our research help chat service at, open 24/7 except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Finals Hours Begin Fri. 12/11

Starting Friday, December 11th, Dinand Library will have special hours for finals.  Please remember that ALL students are REQUIRED to check in at the circulation desk before being allowed entry, and to present your Holy Cross ID card for verification of approved access.

For the full schedule, visit the library hours page:

For virtual assistance, book a PRS appointment or chat with a librarian on the “Ask A Librarian” page:

Virtual Drop-In Citation Help Begins 12/8

Virtual Citation Frustration Station dates and times, link included.

The Libraries and the Writer’s Workshop* will offer virtual drop-in citation help via Zoom for Holy Cross students during the following days and EST times:
*Tuesday, December 8, 3 pm – 5 pm
*Thursday, December 10, 4 pm – 6pm; and 7 pm – 9 pm 
*Monday, December 14, 3 pm – 5 pm 
Wednesday, December 16, 4 pm – 6 pm 
Thursday, December 17, 7 pm – 9 pm 

*Dates marked with an asterisk will include a representative from the Writer’s Workshop.  

We can help you cite any source in any citation style – drop-in with all of your citation questions!  We hope to see you there!