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Today's Hours

A Bowdoin ID is required for entry:
  • H-L Library after 11:00 p.m. daily
  • Beckwith, Pierce, & Hatch Libraries after 7:00 p.m. weekdays; all day Sat. & Sun.
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About the Library

Library Mission

Bowdoin College library staff, services, and information resources advance the pursuit of knowledge and self-enrichment by providing access to the world of information and ideas. In support of that mission, the library serves as an intellectual and cultural gathering place that fosters and enhances learning, education, research, and personal fulfillment.


Staff directory
By department and name
Full hours for Hawthorne-Longfellow library and branches
Discover our unique and specialized materials; includes library branches
Location of Hawthorne-Longfellow Library & branches
Campus map with addresses & phone numbers
Floor directory
Floor-by-floor descriptions of Hawthorne-Longfellow Library and Hatch Library
News & Events
Current and archived library news and events
Current and past library exhibits