Early Swipe Access Starting Thursday

Starting tomorrow, Thursday, November 19, swipe access to the Library will begin at 7:30am. We hope that this helps students who need extra time to study or who are taking 8am finals and need a place for their exams. Students can swipe in daily, between 7:30am and 1:30am.

Summer 2020 Borrowing Prodedure


We’ve missed you and though we’d love to see you all in person again, it’s just not possible at this time to allow patrons inside the building.  Some Library Faculty and Staff have returned to working part-time in the Library building.  Currently, Circulation Services Staff are working staggered hours and will be here to assist you during these hours:

Monday through Thursday, 8am – 7pm and Friday, 8am – 4:30pm

If you would like to borrow from the Circulating Collection or from Media, simply ‘place a hold’ on the item(s) you would like to borrow from our catalog.  Your items will be selected, packaged and labeled with your name.  They will be placed on a table in the foyer.  You will be notified when your item(s) are available for pickup.  You may pick up your items during the hours listed above.

For further assistance, you can contact us at 570-941-7524 or circulation@scranton.edu.

Thank you for your patience as we learn to continue providing our services as safely as possible!


Library Support and Hours Update

Starting Tuesday, March 18, the Library will be closed. Students, faculty and staff can still swipe in to the first and second floor.

Although the library will not be staffed during the University campus closure, assistance will be available from our Library Faculty remotely Monday thru Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. All other times, questions will be answered by librarians at other Universities in our consortia.

On the library webpage (library.scranton.edu) there is an icon for library services spring 2020, which goes into more depth, but here is how to reach us:


Use the Ask a Librarian chatbox on this page to talk to a librarian 24 hours a day.

  • PHONE:

Please call 570-941-4000 to talk to one of the librarians during regular library hours. If no one answers, please leave a voicemail and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

  • EMAIL:

Please use the other options first, but you can also email askalibrarian@scranton.edu.


The librarians will still offer consultations through various communication platforms (e.g., Zoom), but please reach out through virtual chat, phone, or email first to schedule a consultation time and determine which platform will work best for your individual needs.

For problems with accessing any resources please e-mail library-systems@scranton.edu.

Open Lab for Student Use

IMG_1820Library Computer Lab (WML 306)

The Library’s computer lab will be open for student use during the hours that the Library is open beginning Monday, November 28 through Friday, December 9 for the 2016 Fall Semester. Please take note of the student use policy that is posted in the room. Print jobs can be sent to any of the Pharos print stations.

Early Snow Closure Mon 2/15

The 3rd, 4th, and 5th floors of the Library are closing early this evening, Monday, February 15, due to inclement weather, so that our staff may drive home safely. Circulation Services, Reference Services, and Media Resources are also closing.

The Reilly Learning Commons, the Pro Deo Room, and the 2nd floor of the Library will remain accessible  24/7 by swiping your Royal Card.

A librarian is also accessible to offer research support via our Ask a Librarian chat widgets, located throughout our web pages.

Apologies for the inconvenience. Stay safe and happy studying!

Thanksgiving Holiday and Remainder of Fall 2015 Hours

The library will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday from Thursday (11/26) to Saturday (11/28). The library will reopen on Sunday (11/29) at Noon.

The library’s Pro Deo Room, Reilly Learning Commons, and 2nd Floor will remain accessible to students during this time. 

Starting Monday (11/30) the library will enter Extended Hours:

Monday (11/30) through Thursday (12/3), 8:00 a.m. to Midnight
Friday (12/4), 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday (12/5), 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Sunday (12/6), Noon to Midnight
Monday (12/7) — Thursday (12/10), 7:00 a.m. to Midnight
Friday (12/11), 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday (12/12), 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sunday (12/6), Closed

On Monday (12/14) the library will enter End of Semester and Christmas Holiday Hours:

Monday (12/14) through Friday (12/18), 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday (12/19) & Sunday (12/20), Closed

Monday (12/21) through Wednesday (12/23), 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday (12/24) through Sunday (1/4), Closed

The library will reopen on Monday (1/5), 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

The Library is Closing at 4PM!

snow wml


Due to the heavy snow that is forecast to continue throughout the day, the library will be closing at 4PM today.

The Reilly Learning Commons and Pro Deo rooms will continue to be open to all students with a current Royal Card. Please swipe your Royal Card to gain entrance into either room.

The library will continue to support virtual reference services throughout the night (24 hours). Simply click the Ask A Librarian chat box on any of the library’s main pages or the image below.


Merry Christmas from the WML!

The Weinberg Memorial Library through the warm glow of the campus Christmas tree.
The Weinberg Memorial Library through the warm glow of the campus Christmas tree.

As finals week winds down, the Weinberg Memorial Library faculty, staff, and administration would like to wish everyone in the University community a wonderful holiday season.

Here are the library’s hours of operation after finals end and through the new year:

Sunday, December 15: Closed
Monday, December 16: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Tuesday, December 17: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Wednesday, December 18: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Thursday, December 19: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Friday, December 20: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Saturday, December 21 –
Wednesday, January 1: Closed
Thursday, January 2: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Friday, January 3: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Saturday, January 4: Closed
Sunday, January 5: Closed


One Monday, January 6, we will resume our normal Intersession hours of operation. More details will be posted after the new year.

Please note that from December 21 through January 1, the Pro Deo Room and the Reilly Learning Commons will also be closed. Starting on January 2, these rooms will once again be accessible 24/7 by swiping your Royal Card after hours.

Have a safe and blessed New Year!