Policies: Building and Facilities

Emergency Closings

We follow campus public safety advisories and closings, in the event of adverse weather conditions or an emergency. We will post any changes to library hours or of closure on the library homepage.


The library has fifty-two lockers in the Link available for off-campus students. If you would like to sign up for a locker, please email library@macalester.edu.

I am living near campus, can I get a locker in the library?

Off-campus students can sign up for one of 52 lockers in the Link (between the DeWitt Wallace Library and Old Main). Questions: library@macalester.edu

Microform Printers & Charges

We have a microform machine that allows anyone to email or download a file free of charge. Students, faculty, and staff may print pages from microfilm at no charge.

Printing & Photocopy Charges

There is no printing charge for students. Print Services Information

Poster Policy for the Link

The following guidelines refer to the space between the Library and Old Main Hall, called “The Link.” Due to the nature of the space, consisting mostly of windows, it requires a variation of the campus guidelines for posting on campus. For more information on the campus policy for posting, please navigate to https://bit.ly/2RSLQUq.

  • Members of the college community must include their name, organization name, or department, and a phone number and/or email address on any document, poster, or sign that they post in The Link for events. It is recommended to also include event time, date, location, and sponsor.
  • Postings in The Link can be no larger than 4 feet by 4 feet.
  • Posters will be removed from The Link on a weekly basis, usually on Mondays. All posters collected at this time will be recycled and/or disposed of. If parties would like their posters/banners back, they must be removed before Monday at 7 a.m..
  • All publications are subject to applicable Federal and Minnesota state laws.