Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Change to library hours

Since the library's hours were changed in January, we've continued to take a careful look at how the building is being used, especially in the evening. Our ongoing observations have shown us that library use remains high until midnight on most nights, and drops of significantly after that. As a result, we have decided to extend the operating hours of the full building until midnight Monday through Thursday, effective March 2. (The full Library was already open until midnight on Sundays.) The main level gallery space will still remain open until 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday for study, computer access and wireless Internet capability.

During final exam periods, the full Library building will remain open until 2 a.m. and the main level gallery space will be open 24 hours a day. (Stay tuned for more information on exact dates.)

NEW LIBRARY HOURS (as of Monday, March 2, 2009)
Sunday: Noon to Midnight**
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. to Midnight**
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 through Thursday.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Italian Week 2009

Loyola's Department of Modern Languages and Literatures will celebrate Italian language and culture during its 9th annual Italian Week, Feb. 19 – 26. Here at the library, you can peruse a selection of books on Italian culture, including cookbooks, travel books, art books and works of Italian literature. You'll find the exhibit on the main level, underneath the Italian flag.

In addition, the film “L’orchestra di Piazza Vittorio” will be screened in the Library auditorium on Wednesday, Feb. 25, from 6 - 8 p.m. The film documents the creation of an orchestra that formed while the musicians were trying to find ways to save a theatre and concert hall. Read more about it in the New York Times.