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
Hours for Spring 2020

The library will close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10 and will remain closed until further notice. Please check the homepage in regards to the operational status of the University.



Library Service Hours for Spring 2020

Please Note: Anyone entering or in the library after 9:00 p.m. must be prepared to show a current, valid University of New Haven picture ID.

Date Hours

Tuesday, January 21 – Friday, April 10

Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 midnight
Friday 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 midnight
Saturday – Sunday, April 11- April 12, EASTER CLOSED

Monday, April 13 – Wednesday, May 13

Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 midnight
Friday 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 midnight