The Arnold Bernhard Library serves the undergraduate and graduate populations of the university. Approximately 48,000 square feet in size, the library provides 600 seats, 16 group study rooms, more than 50 student computers, 10 public computer terminals and nearly 600 power/data connections for laptop computers. The library also offers wireless Internet access throughout the building.

In addition to the group study rooms, students at the Arnold Bernhard Library can select from individual study carrels, tables, soft seating and rocking chairs with magnificent views of the Mount Carmel Campus and Sleeping Giant Mountain. A large variety of web-based resources including a substantial number of full text/full image databases and journals are available, as well as printed volumes, microforms, a CD music collection and several thousand DVD titles.

The Arnold Bernhard Library, the Edward and Barbara Netter Library and the Lynn L. Pantalena School of Law Library work in conjunction with each other to make their numerous resources available to students and faculty on all three campuses. The library also works closely with the Learning Commons and media services department to offer full student support. If you have questions or need further information, you can reach the Arnold Bernhard Library at 203-582-8634 (circulation desk) or email

Library Hours

During the fall and spring semesters, the building is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Staff and services are available until midnight (5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays) with Public Safety staff on duty until library staff members return the following day. Holiday staffing hours vary.

Service Hours (please check MyQ for updates)

  • Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to midnight
  • Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, noon to midnight

Key Phone Numbers

203-582-8634  Circulation/Hours of Operation
203-582-8633  Reference
203-582-3468  Director’s Office