Esther Raushenbush Library




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The library building is open to current SLC students, faculty, and staff. Please see our library hours page for details. Library services are also available to the Sarah Lawrence community through remote access.

Members of the public, please visit this site for current information on the College’s COVID-19 policies. Only Sarah Lawrence community members with a valid ID may remain in the library past 8:30 pm. If you have any questions, please contact us.

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Hours of Operation

Main Library Hours

January 2022
Tuesday Jan. 4 - Friday Jan  7   9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday Jan. 8 - Sunday Jan. 9   Closed
Monday Jan. 10 - Friday Jan. 14   9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday Jan. 15 - Sunday Jan. 16   Closed
Monday Jan. 17   Closed for MLK day
Tuesday Jan. 18 - Friday Jan. 21   9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday Jan. 22 - Sunday Jan. 23   Closed
Monday Jan. 24 - Tuesday Jan. 25   9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday Jan. 26   Regular Semester Hours Resume

Regular Hours (beginning Jan. 26)
Monday-Thursday 8:30 am – 1:00 am
Friday 8:30 am - midnight
Saturday 11:00 am - midnight
Sunday 11:00 am -1:00 am

Music Library Hours

January 2022
Tuesday Jan. 4- Tuesday Jan. 25 By Appointment Only, Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. 
Contact us to arrange an appointment. Appointments must be confirmed in advance.
Wednesday Jan 26 Regular hours resume.

Regular Hours (beginning Jan. 26)
Monday-Thursday 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday-Sunday Closed

Visual Resources Library Hours

Open Tuesday-Thursday, 10:00-6:00, by appointment only.

Our art and architecture collections are available online. Please visit (login may be required for restricted collections). For all other inquiries, please contact Jennifer Bianca Hook.