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Hiram College Library

Hiram College Library fosters intellectual excellence and encourages lifelong learning in the Hiram community.

About Us

Summer Hours*

Monday – Friday 8:30 - 4 pm (May 13-August 25) Access 1st floor with Hiram ID 7:30 a.m. - midnight
Saturday Closed - Access 1st floor with Hiram ID 7:30 a.m. - midnight
Sunday Closed - Access 1st floor with Hiram ID 7:30 a.m. - midnight

Open Saturday, June 15 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. for Alumni Weekend
Closed May 27, June 19, July 4, and July 5

*Additional evening/weekend hours available by appointment. Contact us at to schedule an appointment. We will respond within one business day. 

Library Hours - 2024-25 School Year*

Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 11:00 pm 
Friday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm 
Sunday 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm 

*First floor study spaces, cafe, computers, and printers and Lower Level Sensory Room accessible with Student ID daily from 7:30 a.m. - midnight.

You can reach the circulation desk at (330)-569-5489 or by emailing

Research assistance hours differ from the building operating hours. For research assistance, please reach out to our staff:

You can also contact the Writing Center.


Special Openings & Closings (2024-25 School Year)

Note: our hours are subject to change if the college's schedule changes.
ID card access to the first floor and lower level available daily, 7:30 a.m. - midnight on open and closed days. 

Labor Day Weekend

Aug 30: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Aug 31: Closed
Sept 1: Closed
Sept 2: 1:00 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Fall Break
Oct 9: 8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Oct 10-11: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Oct 12-13: Closed

Fall 12-Week Exams and Interim

Nov 19: 8:00 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Nov 20: 8:00 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Nov 21-22: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Nov 23-24: Closed
Nov 25-26: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Nov 27-Dec 1: Closed

3-Week Exam Day Hours


Dec 21: 8:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Holiday Interim
Dec 22 - Jan 5: Closed
Jan 6 - 10: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Jan 11: Closed
Jan 12: Closed

Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend


Jan 18-19: Closed
Jan 20: 1 p.m. - 11 p.m.

President's Day Weekend

Feb 14: 8:00 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Feb 15-16: Closed
Feb 17: 1 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Spring Break

Mar 7: 8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Mar 8-9: Closed
Mar 10-14: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Mar 15-16: Closed

Spring 12 Week Exams and Interim

Apr 14-15: 8:00 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Apr 16: 8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Apr 17-18: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Apr 19-20: Closed
Apr 21-22: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

3 Week Final Exams May 14: 8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Commencement Weekend

May 15-16: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
May 17-18: Closed

Summer Break

May 19th - Aug 25th

Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 4 pm 
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Memorial Day

May 26: Closed

Alumni Weekend

June 14: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
June 15: Closed

Juneteenth June 19: Closed
Independence Day

July 3-4: Closed

24-Hour Access

Remember, you can always use our digital resources 24/7. Please see our Research Page for further information.


Locating the Hiram College Library

Our physical address is: 11694 Hayden St., Hiram, OH 44234.

Our mailing address is: P.O. Box 67, Hiram, OH 44234

The Library is located on the campus of Hiram College near Bates Hall, the Post Office, and the Hiram Inn. There is a large sign for the library on Hayden Street. The library's entrance is on the north side of the building. Below is a Google Map which can help you find your way to us.

If you are on campus look for the clock tower as we are one of the tallest buildings on campus. If you would like additional help please give us a call at (330)-569-5489.


Hiram College Library Campus Map (PDF)

campus map

David Roberts Contact Card

David Roberts

Digital Services & Instruction Librarian

330.569.5363 or x5363

Terri Foy Contact 

Terri Foy

Circulation Officer

330.569.5359 or x5359

Laurence Skirvin Contact Card

Laurence Skirvin

Technical Services Librarian

330.569.5901 or x5901

Andria Morningstar-Gray Contact Card

Andria Morningstar-Gray


330.569.5353 or x5353



If you're not sure who to contact, or for general questions, get in touch with the Ask Here Desk at 330.569.5489 or email 

Policies & Procedures

General Policy

Members of the general public are welcome to use the Hiram College Library.  Use of the library is defined as use of library services and/or collections (both print and online) within the building.  Members of the general public are especially invited to make use of the Federal Depository Collection and the State of Ohio Depository Collection.

To enable the use of its collections, the library makes available several computers to allow access to the library’s online catalog, as well as internet access.  Word processing and other software is not available.  Electronic information, services, software, and networks provided directly or indirectly shall be accessible in accordance with licensing or contractual requirements.  Use of the computers implies consent with the Hiram College Acceptable Use Policy.

There is a small charge for printing, although the fee is waived for most government documents.  Parents should note the Library does not filter internet access and is not responsible for children viewing online (and print) materials that may be considered unsuitable by the parents.

Materials may be checked out only by persons with a Hiram College ID, members of the Friends of the Hiram College Library, or by those holding a valid library card from a library that is a member of either OhioLINK or SearchOhio.

Library staff are not responsible for unattended children and cannot be responsible for their safety.  Library staff reserve the right to ask anyone exhibiting disruptive or inappropriate behavior to leave the building.

All library patrons are expected to show consideration of others and cooperate with other library users and staff. A reasonably quiet environment should be maintained for the benefit of all persons in the library. Food and drink is allowed, but please place your trash in trash bins found on each floor. Spills should be reported to the front desk. Shirts and shoes must be worn.

For its first 50 years, Hiram College did not have a library.

Each of the student literary societies, however, had its own small libraries, usually limited to members only. The closest the College came to a common library was the federal depository collection (established in 1874) housed in the original Hinsdale Hall.

In 1900 a gift from Abram Teachout funded the construction of the Teachout-Cooley Library, a two-story brick and wood structure with a three story tower. The collection consisted of books donated by the literary societies and the depository collection. An addition to the building was constructed in 1923.

The building was largely destroyed by fire in 1939. A new building was erected and expanded in 1948 and again in 1963. At that time, the library was renamed the Teachout-Price Memorial Library.

The current library building opened in 1995. The Hiram College Library provides a link between the old and the new with group study rooms, a variety of individual study spaces, growing collections in both print and digital, a number of computers, and wireless access. The library's first floor was renovated in 2020.

For more in-depth histories, see:
Hiram College Library Wikipedia Entry

Our Mission:
The mission of the Hiram College Library is to create an environment that fosters intellectual excellence and encourages lifelong learning.

Our Vision:
The library serves as the intellectual "heart of the campus" with physical and digital collections, spaces for study and collaboration, and professional staff and librarians who work with students, faculty, staff, and the greater community to foster student success and lifelong learning. Despite the growing presence of the digital world in the lives of students, faculty, and staff, the library as a physical space still has meaning. The library will provide a comfortable, welcoming environment with easy access to collections and spaces that support both individual and collaborative group work. In this capacity, the library as place is as important as ever.

The library will provide collections that support the college’s curriculum, enable research at all levels (particularly undergraduate), and satisfy individual curiosity. The library supports the American Library Association’s statement regarding the importance of intellectual freedom and the freedom to read. The library will collect information regardless of type (books, journals, video, etc.), or format (print, online, multimedia, etc.), but will select based on how best to foster the library and the college’s mission.

The library will take an active leadership role in information literacy across the curriculum, campus, and community. The exponential increase in information available and the continually evolving range of formats and delivery technologies requires the library to enable people to make the best possible decisions and use of time in locating, judging, and managing information in a complex environment. Hiram College students must graduate with information literacy skills in order to meet the college’s mission to foster intellectual excellence and social responsibility, enabling our students to thrive in their chosen careers, flourish in life, and face the urgent challenges of the times.

The library will support the intellectual environment of the college through programming and collaboration with partners on and off campus. Librarians will actively participate in campus service opportunities, faculty development, and campus life. Programming in partnership with student clubs, Centers for Excellence, the Friends of the Hiram College Library, and other on and off campus groups will further enhance the campus community. 

To fully realize this vision, Hiram College Library staff and librarians must be well-trained and stay up-to-date with the latest trends in information literacy, instruction, and the library field as a whole. 

The Hiram College Archives is open by appointment.

Please contact Janet Vogel ( and Terri Foy ( for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Hiram College Library Archival Collections

The Hiram College Archives maintains a number of collections related to the history of Hiram College, Hiram Village, James A. Garfield, and more. A portion of the James A. Garfield Collection has been digitized for the Cleveland Memory Project. All other archival collections are physical only. 

Our Finding Aids are not a comprehensive list of our collections or their contents. More Finding Aids will be added as they are updated. If you have questions, please contact

The Hiram College Archives has limited space and staffing. As a result, our Archives can only collect items related to Hiram College or Hiram Village/Township. Please see the Collection Development Policy for details. 

Hiram College Collections:
Male presenting student standing next to a poster about Sugar Day

Ian Johnson, Class of 2023, next to his poster about the History of Sugar Day at the Sugar Day poster presentations, April 2023.

James A. Garfield Collections:
Hiram Historical Society and Portage County History Collections:
Other Resources: