Beginning Sunday, April 26th, the library will open at 2:00 P.M. and will not close until Friday, May 1st, at 6:00 P.M. That’s right—24 hour service for finals is BACK!
Here’s a little Q & A about finals week:
Q. Will there be coffee again?
Q. Will there be food, too?
Q. Will there be highly caffeinated librarians answering your frantic, last-minute questions at 3:00 a.m.??
A. Oh, you know there will be!
Some of you may recall the library inaugurated its first 24 hour service period last semester. During that week of finals, the library averaged 74 people a night between the hours of midnight and six in the morning. On one particularly busy night, we had 187 people in the library at midnight—having group meetings, finishing up papers, & occasionally falling asleep in chairs. You can read more about last semester’s trial run here.
We plan to offer the same services as last semester. Keep in mind, however, the Music Lab, Inter-library Loan service, and some circulation services will not be available. We will still be able to offer basic check-in/check-out, but no fine repayments or new library applications after midnight.
But if you just need a quiet place to study, a table to gather around, some emergency citation help, or just a cup of coffee during the wee hours of finals, come join us in the library. Don’t worry, we’ll leave the light on.