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.

Library Scanning Cardinal Cards at Mullen Entrance

In an effort to ensure the safety of our students, faculty,  staff and collections, the library is now scanning Cardinal Cards at the entrance of Mullen library.  The new procedure is in place to ensure patrons admitted are legitimate.  Non-CUA visitors are welcome with proper photo identification and registration at the guard desk.  The library appreciates your patience and support as we implement this new procedure.

Current e-books available online

The Library has subscribed to a new service that will provide current e-books from major scholarly presses as they are published throughout the year.  About 3,000 books should be available by year’s end.  To see and access a list of the books acquired to date in 2011, go to the online catalog and do a keyword search for “NetLibrary 10th” limiting the location to Catholic. Individual titles are also accessible through the online catalog record for each book.  Try it out and let us know what you think!

Summer 2011 Lockers Available to Graduate Students

Mullen Library will be offering a limited number of lockers to Phd candidates and graduate students for the Summer 2011 semester.  Please note the following schedule and come by the Circulation Desk to check out a locker key.

Monday May 9: lockers will be made available to PhD candidates

Monday May 16: lockers will be made available to graduate students

Saturday August 6: all lockers must be cleared out and keys returned to the Circulation Desk

Questions? Please contact Mullen Library’s Circulation Desk (202-319-5060)