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Extended Library Hours

The University of Minnesota Libraries offer "distraction-free" studying for finals that includes extended hours in our buildings, as well as stress-reducing activities. Don't hesitate to use the library spaces, computers, and coffee shops as you prepare for finals.


Walter and Bio-Med Libraries (East bank) will be open 24 hours/day from Dec. 4-19 and Wilson Library (West bank) will be open 24 hours/day from Dec. 12-19. Magrath Library (St. Paul) will have extended hours Dec. 11-18 until 2am.


Study break activities include animal therapy, cartoons, chair massages, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, crafts, brain-boosting games, Downton Abbey exhibit, crossword puzzles, holiday treats and more. The full schedule is available at