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Hours & Holidays

Operating Hours & Holiday Closings

The Learning Commons strives to provide service when you need it. We are open evenings and weekends throughout the year.

However, we do close for certain holidays, so be sure check the list at the bottom of this page!

Franklin University Learning Commons

Library: 614.947.6550 or toll free 1.866.341.6252

Tutoring: 614.947.6800 or toll free 1.866.341.6206

Testing: 614.947.6807 or toll free 1.866.341.6206


Library Hours

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

Phillips Hall is closed to the public effective 1/11/22. Online services are still available during normal operating hours.

Monday 9am - 8pm (EST)
Tuesday 9am - 8pm (EST)
Wednesday 9am - 8pm (EST)
Thursday 9am - 8pm (EST)
Friday 9am - 4pm (EST)
Saturday 9am - 5pm (EST)
Sunday 1pm - 5pm (EST)


Tutoring Hours

Testing Hours

The Learning Commons Testing Center is open. Appointments are required. Please click here to make an appointment.

The Testing Center is temporarily closed effective 1/11/22 along with Franklin University. Online support is available. Please email


Observed Holidays

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

Traditionally, the University has been closed the week between Christmas Day and New Year's Day.