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 All night library hours at SRU accommodate students during finals week 



Dec. 8, 2006
Contact: Gordon Ovenshine: 724-738-4854;


SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. Students at Slippery Rock University will be able to study all night at Bailey Library during finals week Dec. 11-15 under an expanded-hours plan requested by students and approved by library officials. It is the first time SRU has extended library hours past the normal 2 a.m. closing.

Bailey Library will remain continuously open from 7:45 a.m. Monday to 5 p.m. Friday.  Librarians will lock the doors from 2 to 7:45 a.m. Monday-Thursday, allowing students to leave any time but preventing others from entering.

"The Student Government Association came to us and asked for 24-hours during finals week," said Catherine Rudowsky, library instructor.  "We will pilot this during this semester to see how demand goes.  Based on this semester, we will determine the need to do this again during future finals weeks."

I know from personal experience, because I work at the library, that over the past several weeks, I have seen increasing numbers of students at the library late at night "SGA's Kurt Sterling, a marketing major from Sharon, said." "I predict a lot of students will take advantage of the all-night hours."

Students will not be able to check out books or laptops from 2 to 7:45 a.m., but free coffee will be served. Bailey will also sponsor study breaks Monday and Wednesday nights with pizza, chips and cookies delivered at 8 and 9 p.m. to the second floor lobby.

"We are offering a nice, quiet place to study and stay awake," Rudowsky said.

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