Library hours extended until end of fall exams

It’s an idea born out of necessity.

While student union executive member Faisal Hejazi was working for IT Services in the Computer Commons, he often overheard concerns from students regarding study hours, leading to the development of extended library hours during a crucial part of the term.

“Traditionally, extended hours were only available for a three-week period during exams, but students also have midterms, labs and assignments before and after Reading Week,” Hejazi said.

“On top of that, students work or have a family to take care of and being able to study within regular library hours is often not plausible, so that’s why we feel extending study hours is an important addition for our students,” he added.

In collaboration with senior administration, the Brock library, Brock University Students’ Union (BUSU), Campus Security and Facilities Management, late night hours in the library are now being extended to five days a week for a 10-week period during fall and winter semester.

Starting Oct. 16 until the end of fall exams, the library will be open until 2:30 a.m. from Sunday to Thursday, providing students with 17.5 additional hours of study time per week. Friday and Saturday closing times will remain the same, at 9 p.m. and 8 p.m., respectively.

During these extended hours, students will have access to the main floor of the library, which seats approximately 400 students, through the Schmon Tower lobby. Thistle hallway access and library services such as book borrowing and research will only be available during regular hours.

BUSU will continue to run its Drive Home shuttle service during the three-week exam period, with Campus Security also offering to accompany students walking to and from residences and parking lots during late hours.

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