Grinnell College Special Collections and Archives are located on the lower level of Burling Library off of the Burling Lounge. You are welcome to visit the reading room during our open hours or contact us for an appointment. Interested in bringing a group or class? We’d love to help schedule a visit! To best accommodate a visit, we recommend connecting with us in advance so we can prepare material of most interest to you for your visit.

See more about planning a visit at Visit FAQ.

Special Collections will be closed Thursday December 22-Monday January 2, 2023. Happy holidays!

Reading Room Hours 

Monday – Friday: 1:30 pm-4:15pm
Saturday – Sunday: closed

Burling Library Hours | Winter Break 2022-2023

See the Magic Box and Burling Gallery anytime the library is open

Tuesday – Friday, January 3-6, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday/Sunday, January 7 & 8, CLOSED

Monday – Friday, January 9-13, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday/Sunday, January 14 & 15, CLOSED

Monday, January 16, CLOSED [Holiday]

Tuesday – Friday, January 17-20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, January 21, noon – 5 p.m.

Sunday, January 22, noon – 8 p.m.

Monday, January 23, Academic Year Hours


Burling Library
1111 Sixth Ave
GrinnellIA 50112
United States