Library Summer Hours


Summer Hours

The hours for the the library this summer are M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.  The library is closed Sat-Sun.  The library will be closed for holidays on Thursday July 1, Friday July 2, Monday July 5, and Friday August 6 .  

The library building is open only to current Carroll Students/Faculty/Staff. Keycard access is currently required to enter the building.  CLOSED to General Public.  Find out more on our COVID-19 page.

2021 SURF


2021 Student Undergraduate Research Festival

The Student Undergraduate Research Festival (SURF) is a celebration of the research done by Carroll College students.  Due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, we are holding a Digital SURF event this year on Friday, April 23.  We will kick off our Digital SURF Event this year with a keynote address on the evening of Thursday, April 22, 2021, by Dr. Bridget Kevane, director of Liberal Studies at Montana State University. Then on April 23, pre-recorded video presentations made by student researchers will be available on the Carroll Scholars institutional repository for the public and members of the Carroll community to view.  More information:



Thesis Submissions

May 3 (for spring semester graduates) is the deadline for submission of a Senior Thesis to the library.  Submissions must conform to the formatting guidelines listed at .  Instructions for how to submit your thesis are also available on that page.

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Library COVID-19 Response for Spring 2021

In preparation for the Spring 2021 semester and welcoming back students, faculty and staff, the Library has published an updated page for actions we have taken in response to the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Temporary COVID changes in Library

Due to the seriousness of the current COVID-19 situation on our campus, Corette Library has put some temporary, precautionary measures in place to reduce face-to-face interactions between patrons and our staff and student workers. The health and safety of our team and community is our priority at this time. 

  • Reminder that masks are required at all times in the library facility unless you are in a room ALONE WITH A CLOSED DOOR. Students should practice social-distancing when in a group. There is one person per study room. Persons not adhering to these rules will be asked to leave. 
  • The Front Desk is closed as a service point at this time: there are no staff or student workers sitting out at the desk.
  • Librarians would love to assist students remotely with locating library resources for their assignments or citations. See all the ways you can contact us for support on our Ask a Librarian page
  • Students, faculty and staff can check out books and DVDs using the self checkout paper form located at the front desk, near the return slot. You will need to know your Carroll ID number to check materials out. 
  • Course reserves are available upon request. Contact the Library via live chat, email or phone to schedule a same-day pick up for a reserve item; we do not "hold" reserve items for patrons. Reserve items will be checked out to you and put on a cart near the front desk for you to pick up. The time limits on reserve items remain the same as per the original faculty member's request: check the front of a reserve item to see how long your checkout period is (e.g. 2 hours, 3 hours, 24 hours, etc.) and if you must use in the library facility. 
  • All used items should be returned using either the exterior building book drop (located near on our east entrance) or the return slot in the front desk.
  • If you are having trouble with our printer or finding an item in the library stacks, you can knock on the staff door located near our elevator. Staff or student workers would be happy to assist you.
  • There is still no public access to the Library facility, nor direct public access to our library materials, at this time. Community members (i.e. not current students, faculty and staff) can continue to request Corette Library materials through interlibrary loan at their local public library.

We are still placing interlibrary loans for our students and faculty. Please don't hesitate to submit your ILL request today.

Thank you for your time and understanding and for helping keep our community safe and healthy during this pandemic.


          Elizabeth Karr, Library Director

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