Hours

In accordance with COVID-19 campus policy, Ladd Library is open via card access to the Bates community only. Masks are required in all spaces within the building.

All Bates emeriti and current faculty, retirees and current staff, alumni and current students are welcome to visit the building in person.

The general public may contact Research Librarians via email or chat to discuss research needs.

Accessible Education and Student Support, Monday-Friday, 8am-430pm.

ARC will open with a range of services available both in-person and remotely.

IT Help Desk will have both in-person and remote support.

Math&Stats Workshop will provide both in-person and remote support.

Muskie Archives is open by appointment only.

Research Librarians are available through email or chat.

+Summer 2021

May 31, Monday, Memorial Day, Closed

June 1 – Aug. 22:

  • Monday-Friday, 8am – 5pm
  • Saturday-Sunday, Closed

June 11, Friday, 8am-noon

July 5, Monday, Closed


+Winter Break – Dec. 8 2020- Feb.14, 2021

Only faculty and staff will have building access during the Break.

Dec. 8 – 18, Mondays-Fridays, 8am – 5pm; Saturdays-Sundays, Closed

Dec. 19, 2020 – Jan. 3, 2021, Closed

Jan. 4, 2021 – Feb. 12, 2021, Mondays-Fridays, 8am – 5pm; Saturdays-Sundays, Closed

Feb. 13-14, Saturday-Sunday, Closed

+Winter 2021 Semester – Module C, Feb. 15 – Mar. 31, 2021

Students will not have access to the building until after mandatory testing/quarantine.

Feb. 15-16, Monday-Tuesday, 8am-5pm, faculty and staff only

Feb. 17 – March 31:

  • Sunday, 10am – 1am
  • Monday-Thursday, 7:30am – 1am
  • Friday, 7:30am – 8pm
  • Saturday, 10am – 8pm
+April 1-12: Temporary, campus-wide in-room restriction

Students will not have access to the building. The college will use future test results to determine next steps.

Students can request items through the CBB request button in the catalog and they will be ready for pickup in the foyer of Ladd the next day.

April 1-2, Thursday-Friday, 8am – 5pm, Faculty/Staff only

April 3-4, Saturday-Sunday, closed

April 5-9, Monday-Friday, 8am – 5pm, Faculty/Staff only

April 10-11, Saturday-Sunday, closed

April 12 Monday, 8am – 5pm, Faculty/Staff only

+Winter 2021 Semester – Module D, Apr. 13 – May 25, 2021

Students will not have access to the building until after campus-wide in-room restrictions are lifted.

April 13 – May 25:

  • Sunday, 10am – 1am
  • Monday-Thursday, 7:30am – 1am
  • Friday, 7:30am – 8pm
  • Saturday, 10am – 8pm
+2021 Commencement Week

May 23, Sunday, 10am – 1am

May 24 – 25, Monday-Tuesday, 730am – 1am

May 26 – 28, Wednesday-Friday, 8am – 5pm

May 29 – 30, Saturday-Sunday, Closed

May 31, Monday, Memorial Day, Closed