Library Opening Hours Extended

Library Opening Hours Extended

You can now cry in Central Library until midnight rather than eleven

The University Central Library will trial being open from 6am to 12pm seven days a week in the lead up to exams.

The change in hours, which were previously 7am to 11pm, comes after OUSA President James Heath and Education Officer Will Dreyer negotiated with the Library Executive.

“The Library will gather data on use throughout the period and meet again with the OUSA President and Education Officer to review the outcome of the trial. The funding required to trial the additional hours will be met from within the Library’s current budget,” said a University spokeswoman.

OUSA Education Officer Will Dreyer said he thinks OUSA worked out “a good balance point with the Library”.

“It’s great that students now have a bit more flexibility with their study times; we all know how annoying it is to get into the groove and then hear the closing sirens start to wail. At the same time student welfare is really important; we don't want to see students spending all night in the Library. Overall, James and I are really happy with this result - and encourage students to use these extra hours to their benefit,” said Will.

This article first appeared in Issue 21, 2019.
Posted 12:06am Friday 30th August 2019 by Esme Hall.