Hours and Access

The library building is accessible to School of Medicine faculty, students, residents, and postdocs via controlled-access only (badge swipe) due to COVID-19 mitigation measures. Please see becker.wustl.edu/covid-19 for the latest information during this time.

Hours and access under normal operational circumstances:

Monday-Thursday Open 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Controlled access after 6 p.m.
Friday Open 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. Controlled access after 6 p.m.
Saturday Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Controlled access only
Sunday Open 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. Controlled access only

Washington University School of Medicine students are authorized to access the library building at any time using their medical school IDs.

During evening/weekend controlled access hours, patrons need a valid ID badge from Washington University (School of Medicine or Danforth Campus), Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Goldfarb School of Nursing, or University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis. University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis students should contact the UHSP library or visit the Facilities Integrated Service Center (FISC) in the lobby of Olin Residence Hall (7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday) to have their ID badges activated for entrance to Becker Library. Washington University faculty, staff, or students who have forgotten their ID badges can be verified with a photo ID, provided they are listed in the Washington University online directory.

Paying Becker Library Members and members of the Saint Louis University community should call 314-747-0023 to request admittance to the Library during evening/weekend controlled access hours. They must present valid membership or SLU identification cards at the front desk.

A Note to Public Visitors
Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, Becker Library is not open to the public.

The following is Becker Library’s visitor policy under normal circumstances:
Becker Library is open to the general public Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The library does not provide public access computer workstations or public printing. Visitors are welcome to bring laptops or other personal electronics and use the medical campus guest wifi to access library resources that are not available off-campus. Library staff members are available for assistance.