Hannon library is creating extended hours this week and finals week to allow students more time to study. Weekend hours have also been further extended in order to meet the demands of students who welcome them with open arms. The library will be open till 2 a.m. Thrusday, dec. 4, and 11 p.m. for the rest of the week. For finals week, the library will be open 24 hours a day from Dec. 7 to Dec. 9.
A quick circulation around the multi-floor complex would reveal diligent workers equipped with snacks, coffee and even a cot.
According to Ali Tolomei, a student worker at Hannon, the library is almost in constant use. The only lull period is between 5 a.m. to 6 a.m. when the students who have been there all night pack up and leave and the early risers are yet to arrive.
To fuel the students, the Hannon Library coffee shop has extended hours this week as well. Hours will return to normal for finals week. According to Dusty Toney, a barista at the café, said that the first night tends to be slow, but it picks up by the middle of the week.
Students believed that the extended hours were useful, and all reported that they planned to use them to their full extent Kyla Boswell, an international studies major, said she would be there all day Sunday and late into the evenings of finals week. Boswell and her friends even said they had brought a cot for the night.
Greg Garcia, a chemistry major, when asked if he had any stories about the extended hours said, “other than the occasional homeless person wandering in and people playing hide and seek, no.”
Another story of late hour debauchery, according to Tolomei, occurred during the occupy movement. A fort was constructed between the stacks in the name of the revolution.
For a schedule of the extended hours, click here.