Tuesday, January 27, 2009

New Library Hours

Those of you who are avid library-watchers will already know about this change. But in case you didn't see the announcements sent out to Loyola and Notre Dame, we wanted to post information about the change to library hours here, as well. We hope that the change to our hours will not prove to be too disruptive to anyone's schedule.

Over the last several months, the leadership of the Loyola/Notre Dame Library has been studying student and faculty usage of the Library to determine the best hours to be open. This analysis was performed to help determine how to conserve resources such as energy and personnel and subsequently reduce the Library’s carbon footprint.

Consequently, beginning on Monday, Jan. 26, the Loyola/Notre Dame Library changed its hours of operation during periods when it will have the smallest impact on students and faculty. Making these modest reductions in the Library’s weekend hours, when usage is low, will lower energy consumption and cut operating costs.

In addition to more limited weekend hours, the majority of the Library building will also close earlier during the week, while the main level addition will remain open until 2 a.m. for study, computer access and wireless Internet capability.

During exam periods, the full Library building will remain open until 2 a.m. and the main level addition will be open 24 hours a day.

Sunday Noon to Midnight
Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

** The main level addition will remain open until 2 a.m. Sunday - Thursday.

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