John Hay Library to Reopen September 2014 — Limited Summer Services

JohnHayLibraryBeginning in June 2014, staff and many collections will be returning to the John Hay Library. Over the summer months, staff will be preparing the newly renovated building for reopening in early September 2014. Due to the enormous amount of work involved in re-shelving materials and reorienting staff and services in the new space, requests for assistance during the summer (June-August) will be reserved for research related to Brown University’s 250th anniversary. There will be no other Library services available this summer. The temporary Hay reading rooms in the Rock and in the Collections Annex will also be closed during this time. When the John Hay Library reopens in September, the Special Collections Reading Room will be available and reference services will resume. Please contact the Library at with any questions.

If you will be teaching a course during Fall 2014 that will utilize Special Collections materials, please contact the Library at by May 3, 2014. Special Collections materials will be unavailable for courses during the summer.

For more information about using Special Collections and University Archives, please visit

For more information on the John Hay Renovation Project, please go to: