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What is 21C?

Our research librarians are part of the 21C network.

Today, learning requires ever-increasing levels of information literacy, reading, writing and mathematical knowledge and skill, as well as a range of strategies for developing content knowledge. 21C (Twenty-First Century Literacy Partners) is a network of campus offices and programs that provide students with support for learning beyond the classroom. Network members include Campus-wide Tutoringthe Research Centerthe Writing Centerthe Tutoring & Math Center, and the Study Partners Program


Fourth of July
Weekend Hours

In observance of Independence Day, McQuade Library will be closed from Thursday, July 4, through Sunday, July 7.

Juneteenth Observance
June 19, 2024

Merrimack College’s McQuade Library will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, in observance of Juneteenth.

Extended Library Hours:
May 3-10, 2024

Reading Days: Open Until 2am

  • Friday, May 3: Library open until 2 a.m.
  • Saturday, May 4: Library open until 2 a.m.

Finals Week: Open 24/7

  • Sunday, May 5, at 10 a.m., to Friday, May 10, at 6 p.m.

Library Hours:
Thursday, April 4, 2024

Due to inclement weather, McQuade Library is closing tonight, Thursday, April 4, at midnight. 

Library Hours:
2024 Easter Break Week

  • Wednesday, March 27: Library is open 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 28-Sunday, March 31: Library is closed.
  • Monday, April 1: Library is open 10 a.m.-2 a.m.

Summer 2024 Session: Important Dates

Registration Dates

  • View Available Classes: Monday, March 18
  • Registration Opens: Tuesday, April 2

Summer Session Dates

  • Summer 1 Session: May 20-June 28
  • Summer 2 Session: July 8-Aug. 16
  • Summer 3 Session: May 20-Aug. 16
  • Summer 8 (math classes): May 20-July 19

Library Hours:
Monday, 2/26-Friday, 3/1

  • Monday, 2/26-Thursday, 2/29: McQuade Library is open 7 a.m. – midnight on each day.
  • Friday, 3/1: Library is open 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Library Hours: Monday, Feb. 19-Friday, Feb. 23

  • Monday, Feb. 19: McQuade Library is open on President’s Day from 8:30 a.m. – midnight.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 20- Friday 2/23: Library is open 7 a.m. to midnight on each day. 

Inclement Weather Hours: Tuesday, Feb. 13

McQuade Library will be open 7 a.m.-midnight on Tuesday, 2/13/24.

Merrimack MLK Holiday Hours: Monday, Jan. 15

McQuade Library is open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, 1/15, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and resumes regular hours on Tuesday, 1/16. 
See regular hours

Merrimack Holiday Break

McQuade Library is closed during Merrimack’s winter break: 12/21/23-1/3/24.  Library will reopen on 1/4/24 (8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed weekends).  Please email if you need research assistance during this time.

Thanksgiving Break Library Hours

McQuade Library will close for Thanksgiving break on Tuesday, 11/21, at 6 p.m. and reopen on Sunday, 11/26, at 10 a.m.

2023 Veterans Day Library Hours

McQuade Library is open regular hours on Veterans Day (Friday, 11/10) and during the weekend (11/11 & 11/12).

2023 Fall Break/Indigenous Peoples' Day Library Hours

  • Saturday, Oct 7: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct 8: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct 9: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 10: 7 a.m.-2 a.m.

2023 Labor Day Weekend Library Building Hours

  • Sat., Sept. 2: 10 a.m.-midnight

  • Sun., Sept. 3: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

  • Mon., Sept. 4: 10 a.m.-2 a.m.

Easter Recess Library Building Hours

  • Wed., April 5: Library closes at 6 p.m.

  • Thurs., April 6-Sunday, April 9: Library closed

  • Mon., April 10: Library opens at 10 a.m.; resume 24/5 hours

3/14 Inclement Weather Alert

The McQuade Library will close at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14, and will re-open at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, March 15.