Beginning this semester, McIntyre Library will no longer remain open 24 hours per day for the last two weeks of the semester. Instead, we will be open until 1 a.m. the week before finals and offer extended hours during finals week, closing at 2 a.m. Sunday, May 19, through Thursday, May 23. We are making this change because low usage statistics no longer justify keeping the entire library open continuously during this time, and out of concern for the well-being of our students—both those who study in the library and those who work here. We encourage our students to practice healthy study habits by getting some sleep. The 24-hour study area inside the Garfield Avenue entrance will still be available for students who want a place to study around the clock.
Adjusting library hours to discontinue staffing during low-use times enables us to reallocate staff and student employee effort into expanding other services such as the Blugold Makerspace. If you have any questions or concerns about these new hours, please contact Library Director Jill Markgraf (firstname.lastname@example.org).