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Research Help

We provide research assistance via email, chat, or meetings (in-person or on Zoom). Students can use Navigate to find the Flaxman Library and set up a Research Consultation appointment. Information about Navigate is available here. Faculty and staff are welcome to email their meeting availability to

Library Hours

Flaxman Library Main Collections

Summer Break Closure
May 12 - May 27 Closed

Summer Semester 2024:  May 28 - August 27
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Fall Semester 2024: August 28 - December 16

Monday - Thursday:  9am - 9pm
Friday:  9am - 6pm
Saturday:  10am - 5pm
Sunday:  Closed

During the academic year the library is open to SAIC students, faculty, staff, and alumni without an appointment. Please see the Visiting & Borrowing page for more details.

A-Z Database List

Full list of Databases the library subscribes to, including trial access.
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