The Medieval Institute, located on the seventh floor of the Hesburgh Library, welcomes scholars and researchers from around the world. 

Please note that during the coronavirus pandemic, new visitor policies are in place. As of August 6, 2021, all visitors to campus are required to wear a mask at all times when in campus buildings, except while eating or drinking, and at any other time designated by the University. Read the full University of Notre Dame current policies.

Visiting the Physical Collections

The Medieval Institute Reading Rooms are open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding university holidays and closures. Anyone may visit the Institute and its physical collections. If you're planning a visit and need research or physical collections assistance, contact Dr. Julia Schneider, medieval studies librarian, well in advance of your visit to discuss your needs.

Using the Digital Collections

Digital collections may be accessed only with a formal, short-term appointment as a visiting scholar. Self-funded faculty and graduate students from other institutions may seek this appointment. Applicants should inquire at least six weeks in advance of the time they wish to be in residence, and we might further request a letter of recommendation. Appointments are made at the discretion of the Institute's director. 

Apply to be a Visiting Scholar

Resources for Your Visit

Visiting Notre Dame

Campus Map

The Notre Dame Office of Public Affairs and Communications hosts, a resources page with information about travel, housing, dining, and other visitors' needs in Notre Dame and South Bend

DTSB (Downtown South Bend) 

For Postdoctoral Scholars and External Fellows

The information in these links is maintained by offices outside of the Medieval Institute. Please contact the relevant office with questions about their materials.

Postdoctoral Scholars

External Fellows

International Appointees

All Appointees