Olin Library to be open 24 hours

Danni Liu | Student Life

Olin library will be opening for 24 hours, four days a week starting the second week in September

Beginning Sept. 9, Olin Library will be open 24 hours a day, four days a week in response to student suggestions that library staff said they have been receiving for years.

 The library will remain open all hours from Sunday through Wednesday nights, and will continue to close on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Other campus libraries will not be included in the trial.

 “[It’s] basically to see how many people use the library during that time period when we weren’t open before,” David Chance, a library reference assistant, said.

 Chance said that a number of students had expressed a desire for a 24-hour library in multiple surveys the library distributed a few years ago. He explained that the new hours are being expanded as a trial, and that late-night staff members—likely campus police officers—will be doing consistent head counts of students taking advantage of the new hours.

 Sarah Laaker, a circulation librarian in charge of handling the logistics of the change, was not available for comment over the weekend.

 A full schedule of the new library schedule is available at the Olin Library Help Desk and is appended below.

Olin Library

Olin library will be opening 24 hours a day, four days a week starting September 9.