Update on Medieval Institute Operations (COVID-19)

Author: Medieval Institute

As part of the University of Notre Dame’s response to COVID-19, operations at the Medieval Institute have been modified. 

All Events Canceled or Postponed

All Medieval Institute-hosted events are canceled or postponed through the end of April. Working groups will make individual decisions about whether to hold their meetings by Zoom. 

Reading Room Access

The Hesburgh Libraries has implemented reduced hours and access. Visit Hesburgh Libraries COVID-19 Service Continuity for current hours of operation. As of March 16, 2020, the Hesburgh Library is open only from 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday, and can only be entered at these times by swiping your Irish1 card at the east or west entrances and entering your pin. The Medieval Institute reading rooms are open during these times to those who can enter the building. 

Faculty and Student Support

The MI is working to ensure instructional continuity for its faculty and students. Please reach out to MI staff at their usual phone and email addresses for support Monday to Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM.

Research Support

Our subject librarians remain available for research assistance by appointment. Please visit the Medieval Institute library page for contact and additional information.


For Institute-specific updates, visit medieval.nd.edu and our social media channels. We will post updates as we have them.

For University-wide updates, visit coronavirus.nd.edu.

We remain committed to our community during this difficult time and wish everyone health and well-being.