Answered By: Kathryn Park
Last Updated: May 13, 2015     Views: 63

We would like to be accommodating, but the truth is that we have limited staff and budget so we have to make choices about when we are open. In order to be open the hours you request we would have to cut hours we are already open. We are currently open 65 hours a week (which is 25 hours more than many areas on campus), M-Th 8-9, F 8-5 and S 9-1. In addition, thousands of eBooks and hundreds of thousands of articles are available online through the library 24/7, as well as our great LibGuides and LibAnswers to which students can refer when we are closed. Just so you know, we do student surveys every year and one of the questions is satisfaction with hours. Student satisfaction with our hours has always been above 90%. 

Another way to look a this is when are we the busiest? The daily chart below show that our busiest days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. You can see that Friday and Saturday are significantly slower than other days. The hourly chart shows that our busiest times are from 9-1, with a significant drop off after 3. By the way, this breakdown includes questions from students face 2 face, via email, live, chat, phone, and online through LibAnswers. In other words, questions that we receive even when we are not open.




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