Guests accompanied by a valid Marquette ID holder will be admitted to the library after submitting a valid photo ID, which must be left at the registration counter. Guests will be issued a guest pass that they must carry on them at all times.
Alumni must show an alumni card and photo ID for entrance. Alumni without a valid Marquette alumni card can have their alumni status verified at the visitor registration counter. Alumni are eligible for on-site access to library resources and limited borrowing privileges.
Individuals interested in viewing the display of J.R.R. Tolkien materials must provide a valid photo ID that will be kept at Raynor's visitor registration counter. A library staff member will escort all non-campus visitors to and from the Department of Special Collections. No photography of the J.R.R. Tolkien materials is permitted.
Individuals with a limited, yet demonstrated research need, can request a one-day guest pass. This pass will be issued only after the potential user demonstrates a clear research need, submits a valid photo ID that must be left at the counter, and pays a $5.00 fee.
Members of the public with a demonstrated and continuing research need can apply for a library card that will allow on-site access to library resources and limited borrowing privileges (see Courtesy Card Borrowing Privileges for further information). To apply, please see the Annual Research Pass Application.
* Unless otherwise noted, library hours for guests and limited research pass holders are:
Mon–Thurs 9 AM - 10 PM
Friday 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday Noon - 5 PM
Sunday Noon - 10 PM
* Hours may vary during holidays, breaks, and summer sessions.
Department of Special Collections hours
Mon–Fri 8 AM - 4:30 PM