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The Link

About The Link

The Link is a communal campus space that connects the library and Old Main that is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. 

Access to the Link from the library vestibule stairway is open twenty-four hours a day, every day, to students, staff, faculty, and visitors with building access. From Monday to Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., you can visit the Link using the door that connects Old Main to the space. Outside these hours, the door remains locked.

Visitors to the Link will find: 

  • study tables and comfy lounge chairs
  • snack and beverage machines
  • bulletin boards featuring campus and neighborhood happenings
  • library lockers
  • a great view of the heart of campus


The library and MCSG partner to make study lockers available in the Link. The fifty-two lockers are assigned to students via a lottery drawing. If you are interested in using a locker, please email [email protected] for more information. 

Poster Policy for the Link

The following guidelines are guidelines for posting in the Link:

  • 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

For more information on poster policies across campus, please review the Macalester College Student Handbook.

The Link