Temporary Hours, Building Access and Parking Information

Saint Paul Campus

Library Building (only)

Enter with your university ID at the ground floor and skyway entrances. Security personnel are on-hand to assist.

Building Hours

  • Noon–8 p.m., Monday–Thursday
  • 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Friday and Saturday
  • Closed Sunday

All Saint Paul Public Libraries, including the one located in Metropolitan State library building, are closed.

Student Center

Open to students for internet access.

  • 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Monday–Friday

All Other Buildings

New Main, St. John's Hall, Founders Hall, Science Education Center

  • 8 a.m.–8 p.m., Monday-Thursday
  • 8 a.m.–6 p.m., Friday
  • 8 a.m.–4 p.m., Saturday
  • Closed Sunday

Only students, employees and others who are directly affiliated with the university may be on campus.

Use your Metropolitan State University ID card to access buildings. Enter through the Library, New Main or Student Center.

If you do not have a university-issued ID to access buildings: Go to the Library. Security staff will escort you to the second floor to get one. ID cards are not needed at other campus locations.

Parking on the Saint Paul Campus

The parking ramp at 400 Maria Avenue is closed. All students, and employees who are currently paying for parking, may park in available, unrestricted parking spaces in these locations without a hang tag:

  • Surface lot next to the Maria Avenue ramp
  • Surface lot on East Seventh Street behind St. John’s Hall
  • Surface lot behind the Library

Security is enforcing all restrictions on parking spaces (for example, spaces marked as handicap accessible, 15- or 30-minute limits, and spaces reserved exclusively for maintenance vehicles) and will issue parking tickets accordingly.

Gateway Student Services

University Bookstore

  • 1–5 p.m., Monday–Thursday
  • 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Friday

Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Education Center, Brooklyn Park

  • 8:30 a.m.–9:30 p.m., Monday–Thursday
  • 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Friday and Saturday
  • Closed Sunday

Management Education Center (MEC), Minneapolis

  • 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Thursday
  • 8:30 a.m.–Noon, Friday
  • Closed Saturday and Sunday

Midway Center, Saint Paul

Open to students for internet and computer access and computer usage.

  • 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday
  • Closed Saturday and Sunday

Faculty who need evening access to Midway should call Campus Operations at 651-793-1700 to make arrangements.