Walter C. Langsam Library

walter c. langsam library

Location Information


Note: A UC ID or a valid photo ID is required for entry after 6pm. A UC ID is required to enter the building any time The Desk @ Langsam is closed.

Desk@ Langsam Hours (January 13 - April 29) 

  • Monday- Thursday : 7:45am- 11pm 
  • Friday: 7:45am-6pm 
  • Saturday: 10:00am -6pm 
  • Sunday: 12PM-11pm 

Services at The Desk end 15 minutes before closing. All reserve items and equipment must be returned at 10:45pm / 5:45pm.

Langsam 4th Floor Hours

  • Monday- Sunday:  24/7

* During Closures and Break, the 4th floor closes when the desk at Langsam closes.

Exceptions (University Closures & Breaks)

  • Sunday, January 19: Desk and library close at 11pm.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 20: Closed
  • Close for Spring Break at 5pm on Saturday, March 14.
  • Resume 24/7 at 12pm on Sunday, March 22.
  • Thursday, April 30: 7:45am-6pm
    • 24/7 in Langsam Library ends at 6pm on 4/30.
  • Friday, May 1: 8am - 5pm.
  • Saturday, May 2: Closed for Commencement

Spring Break: March 15 - 21

  • Monday−Friday: 8am−5pm
  • Saturday−Sunday: Closed 

Summer Break 1: May 3 - May 9

  • Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm
  • Saturday-Sunday: Closed

Summer Semester hours will begin on Sunday, May 10th at 12pm.


Additional Services in Langsam Library

Langsam Library has several group study rooms available for reservation. Please visit the room reservation page for details

Langsam Library News

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The Walter C. Langsam Library, the central library, contains over 1,000,000 volumes in the social sciences and humanities, as well as over 200,000 volumes in government depository collections of state, federal and international documents. Many library services are housed in Langsam Library, including the Student Technology Resources Center, Multimedia Services, Library Instruction, and general reference services. The Writing Center, the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CET&L), and the Faculty Enrichment Center call Langsam home.