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(437) 353-7762


Spring Semester Hours
Monday - Thursday
Open 24 hours*
Open till 11pm
9am - 7pm
Opens at 10am

Phone: (574) 631-6679

Concourse opens early on weekends for Au Bon Pain Cafe.



Concourse opens early on weekends for Cafe.

24 Hour Access Procedures

24 Hour Access Procedures

At 10:00pm Sunday night through Thursday night the doors to the library will be locked and access will only be through the east and west concourse doors using a swipe reader. You must swipe your card and enter your pin. Your pin is the month and date of your birth. Upon doing this the doors will release for approximately 8 seconds to allow access or you can press the handicap button which will allow the doors to open.

At 7:00am Monday through Friday the doors will be unlocked and the swipe card reader will be disabled.

The swipe card system is only set up for NDID’s. SMC, HC, and Bethel students must call 631-6350 and the security monitor will come and check ID’s and allow access.

Acceptable use policy

Access to these resources is governed by license agreements which restrict use to the Notre Dame community and to individuals who use the Notre Dame Libraries' facilities. It is the responsibility of each user to ensure that he or she uses these products only for individual, noncommercial use without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information. Acceptable use forbids downloading contents of entire issues of a given journal title. The use of software such as scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in loss of access to these resources for the entire Notre Dame community.

Specific license terms detailing permitted and prohibited users of electronic resources may be obtained by contacting ER Help (

Please see the ND Copyright Policies Web page for more information on the creation and use of copyrighted materials at Notre Dame.

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For lists of article databases, see Most used article databases or Article databases by subject.

About the ND Catalog

The ND catalog contains records for books, journals, maps, DVDs, etc. owned or licensed by the University. It does not include articles. The Kresge Law Library has its own 5176308861.

For items not owned or licensed by Notre Dame, see 916-263-4815, a catalog of thousands of libraries. You can borrow many items owned by other libraries through airfreight.

About CatalogPlus

CatalogPlus lets you search the holdings of the Hesburgh Libraries, Kresge Law, Saint Mary's, Bethel, and Holy Cross libraries’ catalogs separately or together. It will include content currently not in the ND catalog such as items in the University Archives, the Center for Research Libraries, and working papers from the Institute for Latino Studies. It provides enhanced functionality such as:

About finding Databases

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About eBooks

The eBook search finds ebooks in Hesburgh Libraries, Kresge Law, Saint Mary's, Bethel, and Holy Cross.

About Art images

A good way to find images is to search image databases. Image databases such as ARTStor and Oxford art online offer search options that can help with complex searches.

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Other Search Options

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