Marvin K. Peterson Library

The Marvin K. Peterson Library acts as an academic hub and pathway to a variety of high quality information resources and provides instruction in information literacy for the entire University of New Haven community in order to facilitate success in all teaching, learning, and scholarly pursuits.

Here, the experience of learning is both personal and pragmatic, guided by a distinguished faculty who care deeply about individual student success. As leaders in their fields, faculty members provide the inspiration and recognition needed for students to fulfill their potential and succeed at whatever they choose to do.

  • Vision

    As the Learning Commons, a vibrant center and academic hub for exchange of knowledge, ideas and scholarly pursuits, and the Information Literacy Center at the University, the Library will: Serve as the primary center for individual and collaborative study, enrichment programs, the formal and informal exchange of ideas, and academic collaboration in a warm, welcoming and highly functional environment; Facilitate partnerships to promote a collaborative learning community; Foster cross-disciplinary collaborations between and among academic departments and the Library; Provide stewardship of the University of New Haven intellectual assets and historical artifacts as a Digital Repository providing a content management system; Serve an active role in attracting and retaining outstanding students and faculty to the community through its programs, services and resources; Promote the integration of information literacy into the University’s curriculum by partnering with faculty to provide high-quality instruction to students throughout their college careers in order to find and critically evaluate resources for their academic success; and Provide for the information needs of a diverse and global University of New Haven Community by fully engaging with emerging and mobile technologies.

  • Values
    • Respect for Differences
    • Pursuit of Knowledge
    • Embracing Change
    • Responsiveness to community needs and library assessments
    • Flexibility and personalized attention
    • Work diligently to exceed the expectations of those we serve

24/7 Library Hours for Fall 2017

24/7 Library is for current University of New Haven students, faculty and staff only.

Starting Monday, October 9, 2017 at 7:00 a.m. and ending on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 10:00 p.m.

Starting Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 7:00 a.m. and ending on Wednesday, November 22 at 1:30 p.m.

Starting on Sunday, November 26 at 3:00 p.m. and ending on Wednesday, December 20 at 12:00 midnight

Everyone using the Library after library service hours must have a valid current University of New Haven picture ID and be prepared to show it to any Security Guard, Police Officer, or Library Staff Member who requests to see it.

Library Service Hours for Fall 2017

PLEASE NOTE: Anyone entering or in the library after 9:00 p.m. must be prepared to show a current, valid Univesity of New Haven ID.

Monday, August 28 – Sunday September 3

Monday - Thursday

7:00 am – 12:00 midnight

Friday

7:00 am  - 10:00 pm

Saturday

8:00 am -    8:00 pm

Sunday

10:00 am  - 12:00 midnight

Monday, September 4,
LABOR DAY

CLOSED

Tuesday, September 5 – Tuesday, November 21

Monday - Thursday

7:00 am – 12:00 midnight

Friday

7:00 am -  10:00 pm

Saturday

8:00 am -    8:00 pm

Sunday

10:00 am – 12:00 midnight

Wednesday, November 22

8:30 am – 1:30 pm

Thursday-Saturday,
November 23 – 25

CLOSED

 

Sunday, November 26

3:00 pm – 12:00 midnight

 


Monday, November 27 – Wednesday, December 20

Monday - Thursday

7:00 am – 12:00 midnight

Friday

7:00 am -  10:00 pm

Saturday

8:00 am  -    8:00 pm

Sunday

10:00 am – 12:00 midnight

Thursday, December 21

8:30 am  -  4:30 pm

Friday, December 22

8:30 am – 12:00 noon

Saturday-Monday,
December 23-25, Christmas

CLOSED

Tuesday-Friday, December 26-29

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday, December 30-
Monday, January 1, New Year’s

CLOSED

 

Marvin K. Peterson Library Floor Plan

  • Lower Level

    (Group Study - Conversational Talking allowed)
    Computer with Microsoft Office Suite, Internet access
    CCTV Computer with Zoom Text
    Photocopier
    Journals in print
    Microforms Room
    Water Fountain by Elevator
    Rest Rooms 
    Phone:  Campus phone at bottom of stairs
    Center for Learning Resources (CLR)

  • Entry Level


    (Group Study - Conversational Talking allowed)

    Book Sale
    Bulletin Board
    Change Machine
    Charger Café
    Charger Cash Machine/CMC Machine
    Computers with Microsoft Office Suite, SPSS, Internet Access  (52)
    Circulation Desk to charge-out books, Course Reserves
    Display Cases
    Group Study Rooms (3)
    Information Desk (Ask here for Research Assistance)
    Library Administration
    Lounge Area
    Phone in Foyer  (Hospitality)
    Print Management Workstations
    Printers (4 black and white and 1 color)
    Recent additions to the Collection
    Reference Books
    Room 213:  Smart Classroom - Library Instruction Classes
    Scanners (2)
    Suggestion Box at Circulation Desk 
    Water Fountain by Elevator 

  • Intermediate Level


    (
    Quiet Study Floor - No Talking, No Cell Phones)
    Archives (Ask at Information Desk)
    Circulating Books
    Computer with Microsoft Office Suite, Internet access
    Leisure Reading Paperback Collection on Landing
    Rest Rooms, including Handicapped Access
    Water Fountain by Elevator