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Friends Collection and College Archives: Hours


Our normal hours and upcoming changes in our hours are listed below. Because we are a Special Collections Library and Archive, our hours are different from the rest of the library. Please check our hours carefully to make sure we will be open for your visit. We recommend that you contact us ahead of time if you are traveling to visit us.

The Earlham Libraries do not typically allow holds to be placed on materials; we follow this practice as well. However, if you need an item from the collection and the hours listed below simply do not work for you, please contact Jenny Freed directly to see if a special accommodation can be made.

Upcoming Changes in Hours:

Our Summer Break hours begin on the first reading day to give our student workers time to study for their exams. We are willing to stay open a few evenings that week for Earlham, ESR, and Bethany students finishing final projects. Please e-mail Jenny Freed before finals week if you think you may need extra time to complete a project.

Summer Break begins April 28th at 5:00 PM.

  • Monday-Friday: 9:00-12:00, 1:00-4:00
  • No Weekend Hours

School Year

During the school year, our opening hours are as follows:

Monday-Thursday: 9-12, 1-5, 7-9

Friday: 9-12, 1-5

Saturday and Sunday: 1-4

We close for lunch between 12 and 1 weekdays.


Summer and Break Hours

Monday-Friday: 9-12, 1-4

Saturday and Sunday: Closed

We close for lunch between 12 and 1 weekdays.


Please note that sometimes we are in meetings or away from campus and we may have to unexpectedly close. We try to keep these times to a minimum, but we recommend calling ahead or emailing to be sure we will be open when you plan a visit. There are NO evening or weekend hours during the summer or during school breaks.








Jenny Freed

Jenny Freed
801 National Road W.
Richmond, IN 47374

Earlham College • 801 National Road West • Richmond, Indiana 47374-4095