Library hours vary according to the academic calendar, holidays, and interim breaks. After checking the calendar below, please call the library if you still have questions. Hours for different departments in the building may vary, such as University Archives, Grinders Café, and the IT Help Desk.


Normal Fall & Spring Semester Hours (fall schedule starts Friday, August 25, 2023):
Monday- Thursday: 7:30 a.m.- midnight
Friday: 7:30 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Sunday: noon - midnight

Normal Summer Semester Hours:
Monday- Thursday: 7:30 a.m.- 10 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Closed on New Years, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Break, and Christmas Break

For a complete calendar, view this page on a tablet or desktop.

Christopher Center for Library and Information Resources Location

Located in the heart of campus next to the Valparaiso University Chapel, the main entrance to the Christopher Center opens onto Campus Drive (second level) with the first level entrance available on the east (Chapel) side of the building. Check the campus map for further details.

Parking is available for visitors and the University community in Lot 20 that lies to the south of the building. Entrance to Lot 20 is through the campus' main entrance from Highway 30. Handicapped parking is available in this parking lot as well as in front of the building (Chapel Drive). Student commuter parking is available in a variety of lots near the Christopher Center (Lots 14, 15, and 20).

Be sure to browse the floor plans if you'd like to get a sense of the building before you arrive. Book drops are conveniently located inside the Main Entrance (second level) and outside the door at the first-level entrance on the east (Chapel) side of the building.

After checking the resources listed above, call the library at (219) 464-5500 if you still have questions.