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Friday, May 27, 2022

Campus libraries stay open late for finals week

Keeping in line with popular demand, UF libraries will once again be offering extended hours during final exam season.

From April 17 to April 28, Library West and Marston Science Library will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 a.m. The Starbucks on the first floor of Library West will have the same hours as the library.

Barbara Hood, public information officer for the UF libraries, said UF has been implementing the change during fall and spring final exams for the past few years. Although it is still technically a pilot project, she does not anticipate it changing in the near future.

“As long as students keep coming [to] those extended hours, the hours will continue,” Hood said.

Library associate Chris McHale estimated that thousands of students are in the library each day during finals, and he does not anticipate a decrease in numbers.

A recent policy change now allows students to reserve Library West study rooms days in advance.

McHale said students have been able to book study rooms up to two weeks in advance since late March. The rooms were previously lent to students on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information on library hours and reserving a study room, visit the UF libraries page at uflib.ufl.edu.

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