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April 25, 2005

Library Hours Extended During Exam Period

Students who plan to burn the midnight oil cramming for final exams needn’t worry about finding a quiet place to study. From April 30 through May 7, Homer Babbidge Library will be open 24 hours a day. The library will open at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 30 and close at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 7.

“In February, the Undergraduate Student Government passed a resolution suggesting changes that would adapt the library to the needs of students and other members of the UConn community, including longer hours and more quiet space,” says Brinley Franklin, vice provost for University Libraries. “We responded to USG’s request and will be open 24/7 and will provide additional space for quiet, uninterrupted study during final exam week.”

Two entire floors – the 4th and “B” levels – have been designated as quiet study areas during exam week. In addition, the University will provide van service throughout the night from the library’s north entrance to residence halls.

While the Library’s reference desk will not be staffed during the night, reference staff will be available for questions and assistance during these times:

April 30: Noon-4 p.m.
May 1: Noon-9 p.m.
May 2 through May 4: 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
May 5: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
May 6: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
May 7: Noon-4 p.m.

If students or other members of the community need reference assistance at times when the reference desk is not staffed, an online reference service “askHomer Live,” is available. Library staff will respond to online reference requests within 24 hours.

Libraries at other campuses have some extended hours during exam period:

Avery Point
May 1: 1-5 p.m.
May 2 through May 5: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
May 6: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
May 7: Closed

May 1: Closed
May 2 through May 5: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
May 6: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
May 7: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

May 1: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
May 2 through May 5: 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
May 6: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
May 7: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

May 1: Closed
May 2 through May 4: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
May 3 through May 5: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
May 6 through May 7: Closed

May 1: Closed
May 2 through May 4: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
May 5: 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
May 6: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
May 7 through May 7: Closed