Hours

Ladd Library is open to the public 8am-6pm during the regular academic semester. A Bates ID card is required to access the building after 6pm.

Our partners located within Ladd have various hours. Please check their website for availability.

Accessible Education and Student Support (AESS)

IT Service Desk

Muskie Archives

Research Librarians

Student Academic Support Center (SASC)

Student Writing & Language Center (SWLC)

+Short Term: April 29 – May 22, 2024

Sundays, 10am – 10pm

Mondays – Thursdays, 8am – 10pm

Fridays, 8am – 8pm

Saturdays, 10am – 8pm

+Commencement Week: May 23-27, 2024

May 23-24, Thursday-Friday, 8am – 8pm

May 25, Saturday, Baccalaureate, 8am – 430pm

May 26, Sunday, Commencement, 8am – 430pm

May 27, Monday, Memorial Day, Closed

+Summer: May 27 – August 25, 2024

Mondays – Fridays, 8am – 4:30pm

Saturdays – Sundays, Closed


May 27, Monday, Memorial Day, Closed

June 19, Wednesday, Juneteenth Day, Closed

July 4, Thursday, Independence Day, Closed

+Reunion: June 7-9, 2024

June 7, Friday, 8am – 4:30pm

June 8, Saturday, 8am – 4:30pm

June 9, Sunday, Closed

+Orientation: August 26 – September 4, 2024

Aug. 26 – 30, Monday – Friday, 8am – 4:30pm

Aug. 31, Saturday, Closed

Sept. 1, Sunday, 10am – 8pm

Sept. 2-3, Monday – Tuesday, 7:30am – 8pm

Sept. 4, Wednesday, 7:30am – 1am (regular semester schedule begins)

+Fall Recess: October 16-22, 2023

Oct. 16, Monday, 7:30am – 1am

Oct.17 – 20, Tuesday – Friday, 7:30am – 8pm

Oct. 21, Saturday, 10am – 8pm

Oct. 22, Sunday, 10am – 1am

+Thanksgiving Recess: November 17-26, 2023

Nov. 17, Friday, 730am – 8pm

Nov. 18-19, Saturday – Sunday, Closed

Nov. 20-22, Monday – Wednesday, 8am – 4:30pm

Nov. 23-25, Thursday – Saturday, Closed

Nov. 26, Sunday, 12pm – 10pm

Nov. 27, Monday, 7:30am – 1am (regular semester schedule resumes)

+Fall Semester: September 6 – December 18, 2023

Mondays – Thursdays, 7:30am – 1am

Fridays, 7:30am – 8pm

Saturdays, 10am – 8pm

Sundays, 10am – 1am

+Between Semester Recess: December 19, 2023 – January 9, 2024

Dec. 19 – 21, Tuesday – Thursday, 8am – 4:30pm

Dec. 22, 2023 Jan. 1, 2024, Closed

Jan. 2 – 5, 2024, Tuesday – Friday, 8am – 4:30pm

Jan. 6, Saturday, Closed

Jan. 7, Sunday, 10am – 8pm

Jan. 8 – 9, Monday – Tuesday, 8am – 8pm

Jan. 10, Wednesday, 7:30am – 1am (regular semester schedule resumes)

+Fall Semester Exams: December 9-18, 2023

Dec. 9, Saturday, 10am – 8pm

Dec. 10, Sunday, 10am – 1am

Dec. 11-14, Monday – Thursday, 7:30am – 1am

Dec. 15, Friday, 7:30am – 8pm

Dec. 16, Saturday, 10am – 8pm

Dec. 17, Sunday, 10am – 1am

Dec. 18, Monday, 7:30am – 8pm

+Winter Semester: January 10 – April 22, 2024

Sundays, 10am – 1am

Mondays – Thursdays, 7:30am – 1am

Fridays, 7:30am – 8pm

Saturdays, 10am – 8pm

+February Recess: February 16-25, 2024

Friday, Feb. 16, 7:30am – 8pm

Saturday – Sunday, Feb. 17-18, 10am – 8pm

Monday – Friday, Feb. 19 – 23, 7:30am – 8pm

Saturday, Feb. 24, 10am – 8pm

Sunday, Feb. 25, 10am -10pm

+March Recess:  March 18-24, 2024

Monday, March 18, 7:30am – 1am

Tuesday, March 19, 7:30am – 8pm

Wednesday – Friday, March 20-22, 7:30am – 8pm

Saturday, March 23, 10am – 8pm

Sunday, March 24, 10am – 10pm

+Winter Semester Exams: April 13-22, 2024

April 13, Saturday, 10am – 8pm

April 14, Sunday, 10am – 1am

April 15-18, Monday – Thursday, 7:30am – 1am

April 19, Friday, 730am – 8pm

April 20, Saturday, 10am – 8pm

April 21, Sunday, 10am – 1am

April 22, Monday, 7:30am – 8pm

+ Between Semester Recess: April 22- 28, 2024

April 22, Monday, 7:30am – 8pm

April 23-26, Tuesday – Friday, 8am – 8pm

April 27, Saturday, 10am – 8pm

April 28, Sunday, 10am – 8pm