The Seeley G. Mudd Library, an active partner in the teaching and learning mission of the college and conservatory of Lawrence University, prepares students for a lifetime of learning, and supports the creation and dissemination of knowledge through our welcoming and inclusive environment, our resources and technologies, and our excellent staff.

Summer 2024 Library Hours

Building Hours:
June 6 through August 9
Monday - Friday, 8 am to 4 pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday
Closed Mondays from June 17 through July 29
Closed June 29 through July 8

August 12 through September 13
Monday - Friday, 8 am to 8 pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday
Closed September 2

See the library calendar for more details

Archives: By appointment

Reference Librarian Availability:
June 6 through August 9: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 4:00 pm (except for when the building is closed as listed above)
August 12 through September 13: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm, availability between 6 pm and 8 pm by special request

Exterior view of the Mudd Library building, when standing off to the right. Iconic globe light fixtures, green grasses, and a blue sky with fluffy clouds surround the building. Outdoor tables and chairs are located just outside the building entrance.

School Year Library Hours

The following hours are for when classes are in session. Hours change over breaks. See the library calendar for details.

Library Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. to midnight
Friday: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to midnight

Reference Desk Hours 

Monday - Thursday:  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: No reference
Sunday:  1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Archives Hours

By appointment

Directions to the Mudd

The library is located on the southwest corner of College Avenue and Lawe Street just east of downtown Appleton. The closest parking is next to the Lawrence Memorial Chapel (across College Ave. from the library).

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Address: 113 S. Lawe St., Appleton, WI 54911 
For help call 920-832-6750

For accessible parking options, see our accessibility page.

Want information about getting around campus? See the Campus Maps page.

Who was Dr. Seeley G. Mudd?

Seeley Greenleaf Mudd was born on April 18, 1895 in Denver, Colorado. He was eight when his family moved to Los Angeles. Mudd attended Stanford for two years before transferring to Columbia, where he received a B.S. degree in mining engineering. He later attended Harvard Medical School where he received his M.D. degree in 1924.

Dr. Mudd practiced cardiology in Los Angeles before joining the faculty at the California Institute of Technology. He was later dean and professor at the School of Medicine at the University of Southern California.

During his lifetime, Dr. Mudd contributed more than $10 million to private colleges and universities. By his will, Dr. Mudd created the Seeley G. Mudd Fund to continue the work, "that educational excellence be supported in the form of grants for the construction of buildings for teaching, learning, and research." The Princeton University Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library website contains additional details about Dr. Mudd's philanthropic work.

Dr. Mudd died on March 10, 1968.

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