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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

Academic Year 2023-24  Flaxman Library Main Collections

Spring Semester 2024 - January 25 - May 11

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

Spring Break (March 14 – March 17)
Thursday: 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. (Closing early)
Friday–Sunday: Closed

Summer Break Closure
May 12 - May 27 Closed

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