Hours & Holidays

Welcome to Franklin University Nationwide Library (FUNL). Library staff are available by chat, phone, and face-to-face during all open hours and can assist and instruct you in the use of research databases and online catalogs, direct you to facts and statistics, help you select and evaluate print and online reference tools, and complete your library loan requests.

Special Note: 

There are no classes on 22-23 December 2014, so the library will be open only 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Winter break will be in effect from 24 December 2014 through 4 January 2015. All of Franklin University, including FUNL, will be closed with no services during this period. 

Hours of Operation

Library staff and services are available during our normal hours (Eastern Standard-EST or Eastern Daylight Savings-EDT time) of:

Monday - Thursday 8 am - 10 pm
Friday 8 am - 5 pm
Saturday 8 am - 4 pm
Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm

The clock below shows the local time at FUNL. 


In addition, at the library you can eat and drink while browsing popular magazines, journals or books!  You may borrow equipment such as headphones, a TV/DVD cart, or book one of our twelve student meeting rooms for yourself or your study group.

Holidays Observed

If a holiday falls on a normally-scheduled day of classes, the University will post make-up hours.

The University will be closed to observe the following holidays:

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day                                                         
  • Presidents’ Day (observed the day after Thanksgiving)
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Day

Academic Calendar

The Franklin University academic calendar is divided into three, 15-week trimesters: fall, winter, and summer.

Important University Dates and Deadlines

For important university dates and deadlines please refer to this website.