Hours & Closings

Hours:  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Walk-in service ends at 4:15 p.m.

Closed for all University holidays

Appointments are welcome. Appointments, especially outside of regular hours, are subject to staff availability and are restricted to Wilson Library Building Hours. Requests should be made at least a week in advance.

NOTE: It may be necessary to close the reading room occasionally due to class visits, special events, or staff illness. In some instances, it may not be possible to post the change in hours on the Web site or on our voice mail, so it is a good idea to call ahead, especially if you’re traveling a long distance to get here. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.



The Bell Library is located on the 4th floor of Wilson Library on the west bank University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. Our address: 309-19th Av So, Suite 472, Minneapolis, MN 55455 Note: Don’t confuse us with the Bell Museum, which is on the east bank!

Once on the 4th floor, turn right at the top of the stairs or left as you get off the elevator and enter the open reading area straight ahead. You will see our exhibit space behind a wall of glass—on your right if you’re facing the water fountain. Enter the Library through the exhibit. Map of 4th floor of Wilson Library

Driving Directions: http://www.pts.umn.edu/maps/direction (PDF map of West Bank Campus with Wilson Library)

For parking information, call: University of Minnesota Parking Services: 626-PARK


Now that you know where we are and when to arrive, plan your visit.