Beginning Monday, July 13, 2020:

The MLC Library will be open weekday afternoons for fob/ID card access for faculty, staff, and current students.

  • This is for faculty, staff, and current students only.  The building is still closed to family, friends, and other members of the public.
  • Regular summer hours will be Monday-Friday 1:00-4:30.  Bonus hours of 12:00-1:00 will be in effect during the two weeks of on-campus summer school.  Please contact library staff for appointments outside these hours.
  • Social distancing, masks, and disinfecting protocols will follow the MLC preparedness plan.
  • We will continue to pull items for no contact pickup upon request.
  • TdS holds are active but may take longer than usual due to a reduced delivery schedule.  Please check with a librarian for the current status of MNLINK requests.
  • Members of the public may place holds on our items for pickup at a local public library or may arrange for no contact pickup by calling or emailing us.
Please contact the library at 507-233-9131 or email, with any questions.

Library Scheduled Open Hours

The library maintains regular open hours during the school calendar year, August to May.

Sunday:                             1:00 p.m. to midnight

Monday – Thursday:      7:15 a.m. to midnight

Friday:                              7:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday:                         11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

*Please see Exceptions for any changes in this schedule.

Summer Hours

Exceptions to Regular Hours: 1st Semester 2019/2020

Classes Begin for Fall Semester
Monday, August 26 7:15 – midnight

Labor Day Weekend: Sep. 6-Sep. 9   

Friday, September 6 close 4:30 pm
Saturday – Sunday, September 7-8 closed
Monday, September 9 open 8 pm – midnight
Saturday open 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Mid-Term Break:
Wednesday, October  close 4:30 pm
Thursday-Friday, October  open 8 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday October closed
Sunday October 8 pm -midnight
Monday, October  Resume regular hours.
Joint Reformation Service:
Sunday October open 5:00 pm to midnight
Campus Reformation Celebration Wednesday November Closed during Reformation Service  8:00 am to 9:15 am

Open 9:30 am – midnight

Thanksgiving Break: 
Tuesday, November close 4:30 pm
Wednesday, November 8 am – noon
Thursday, November – Saturday November    closed
Sunday, November  open 8 pm – midnight
Classes Resume Monday, November  Resume regular hours.
Christmas Concert: 
Sunday, December  open 6 pm to midnight
Final Exams Begin: 
Friday, December open 7:15 am – midnight
Saturday, December 11 am – 5 pm
Midterm Graduation Thursday December
Christmas Break: 
Friday December open 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday December CLOSED
Monday – Friday December 8 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday -Friday,  CLOSED
Weekend December  CLOSED
Happy New Year! Monday January CLOSED
Tuesday January 8 am to 4:30 pm
2nd Semester Begins  Wednesday January Resume regular hours.

Exceptions to Regular Hours: 2nd Semester

Mid-Semester Break
Classes Resume
Wednesday January
open 7:15 am – midnight
Evangelism Day Wednesday January
Midterm Break: 
Friday Feb.
close at 4:30 pm
Weekend Feb.
Mon. – Fri., Feb. -March
open 8 am – 4:30 pm
Weekend Mar.
Mon.-Fri. Mar.
open 8 am – 4:30 pm
Sat.-Sun Mar.
Classes Resume: 
Mon. Mar.
open  7:30 – midnight
 Easter Break:  Wed. Mar. close at 4:30
Thursday, Mar. open 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Friday, Mar.  – Sunday, Apr.  Closed
Monday, Apr. open 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
reopen 8:00 pm – midnight
Classes Resume Tuesday, Apr. open 7:15 am – midnight
Final Exams Begin Monday May
Final Exams End Friday, May close at 4:30 pm
Commencement & Call Service: 
Saturday, May Closed
Sunday, May Closed
Summer Hours:  Monday-Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm