About Us

The Building

The DeWitt Wallace Library is located at the heart of the Macalester campus, next to the Old Main building (number 27 on the campus map).

DeWitt Wallace Library Exterior 2010 North Side

In addition to housing physical collections and providing a central access point to virtual collections, the library provides seating/study space for one-third of the student body at any one time.

A 24x7 study space is located in the "Link" which connects the Library to Old Main.

The library was designed as a community gathering space and hosts a variety of campus events.

Also located in the Library building is the office for the Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching on Level Three.

Food and Drink

Where Food is Allowed

Food is allowed on the main and lower levels of the library, on levels 2 and 3, in the Link, and in staff work areas.

Where Food is Not Allowed

Food is not allowed on level 4, at Public Service Desks, in Rare Books and Archives, and in the library instruction classroom (except for special event situations).


Drinks are allowed throughout the building, with the exception of the Rare Books and Archives areas. The library respectfully requests the use of spill-proof, reuseable containers. Please see also the Library's Responsible Use Policy.

Our Address

DeWitt Wallace Library
Macalester College
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
USA (Google Maps)


  • Main

  • Circulation

  • Reference

Regular Hours During the Academic Year

  • Monday - Thursday
    8 am - 1am

  • Friday
    8am - 10pm

  • Saturday
    11:00am - 10pm

  • Sunday
    10:00am to 1am.

For hours during holidays and other times, please consult the Macalester College Calendar.