This summer, the windows at the John Hay Library will be replaced, and there will also be smaller projects to update spaces above the first floor. As a result of this facilities work, there will be changes to the Hay’s hours and access. Please refer to the John Hay Library website for any changes to our hours and our holiday schedule.
May 31 – September 5
- The Hay will be open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Only the first floor will be open to patrons.
July 24 – September 1
- The front doors will be inaccessible (emergency exit only).
- Patrons will need to use the north side, accessible entrance.
Gildor Family Special Collections Reading Room
May 29 – June 4
The special collections reading room will be closed.
June 5 – September 5
The special collections reading room will be open on this schedule by reservation only. Please see Visiting the Brown University Special Collections for information about scheduling a reading room appointment.
- Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 1 – 5 p.m.
- Wednesday, Thursday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Willis Reading Room
The Willis Reading Room will remain open Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Bopp, Bruhn, Lownes Rooms
The Bopp Room (3rd floor), Lownes Room (2nd floor), and Bruhn Room (2nd floor) will be unavailable from May 29 – September 5.
Please place requests for classes through the Brown University Library Instruction Request Form. Some class sessions may be held in the Special Collections Reading Room, depending on the room schedule, size of the class, and staff availability.
The third floor of the John Hay Library will be closed from May 29 – September 5, including the Anne S. K. Brown Military Gallery.