Mullen Library to reopen at 5pm Aug 28

The ruptured water pipe near McMahon Hall has been replaced and water has been restored to the Crough Center, Shahan Hall, and Mullen Library. Water dependent cooling systems in Mullen are being checked and reset. We expect the Library to reopen at 5pm.

In the meantime please visit our other campus libraries,

New, Improved Access to EJournals and Databases

From this Summer, we changed the system behind the “FindIt” button , and have a new page to access our online databases and e-journals. Please see below for the summary:

Before Now
FindIt button
The page after clicking “FindIt” button    
Articles Databases and More
CU’s e-Journal

We also have a new ticket system set up for you to report the problems related to our online services. We are looking forward to bringing you a better service!

Mullen Library to be open 24 hours Mon-Thurs throughout Spring semester

Effective Tuesday, January 17, 2012, certain areas of the Mullen Library will be open for student use 24 hours a day Monday through Thursday (excepting spring break and the Easter holidays). This means that when the Library opens for service at 8 am on a Monday, it will not close its doors until Friday evening at 10 pm. You will have to show your CUA Cardinal Card to enter the building between 11pm and 8am.

Howard University has joined the WRLC

The CUA University Libraries are happy to welcome Howard University into the WRLC partnership.

Beginning January 9, CUA students, faculty and staff will be able to directly borrow from the Howard University Libraries. You may already notice that their records now appear in our basic shared catalog. Efforts are continuing to fully integrate their holdings into our more advanced discovery tools.

The librarians and library staff at CUA are looking forward to the new level of cooperation with our colleagues at Howard as we all strive to provide better services and access to research materials.

For more information, please see the official press release at the Howard University News Room.

Special hours on Dec. 17th and 18th

Please note the special hours during the coming weekend:

Dec. 17th (Saturday):

  • Engineering/Architecture Library, Music Library, and Nursing/Biology Library will be CLOSED.
  • Mullen Library will be open 9am – 5pm.

Dec. 18th (Sunday):

  • All the libraries will be CLOSED.

Please see for details.

Extended hours for end of semester

Mullen Library is open until 2:00am during the final week of classes, and open for 24 hours during exams. Please check the schedule below for details. Campus libraries will be open regular hours.

Dec 5 – 8 Mon – Thur 8am – 2am*
December 9 Friday 8am – 10pm
Dec 10 – 11 Sat – Sun 9am – 2am*
December 12 Monday opens at 8am
Dec 13 – 15 Tue – Thur Open 24 Hours*
December 16 Friday Closes at 12am
December 17 Saturday 9am – 5pm

Only CUA patrons with a current Cardinal Card will admitted between Midnight and 8am during our extended hours.