New Hours for the Library
Weekend and holiday times change for fall
August 14, 2009
Story by Marissa Chavez, OSU Library Communications Intern
For Immediate Release
STILLWATER -Effective August 17, the OSU Library will change its hours due to a combination of budget factors.
While the library is proud to keep its 2 a.m. closing time Sunday-Thursday, the weekend closing times will change. Last year the library remained open until 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. This year, the library will close at 7 p.m. on the weekends.
There will be shorter library hours during the holidays as well; however, the library still plans to remain open 24 hours during dead week and finals.
“We looked at times when the library wasn’t used at full capacity or when a closure would affect as few students as possible”, said Rich Paustenbaugh, associate dean of research and instruction services.
The shorter hours are a small part of what the library is doing to cut its budget. According to Paustenbaugh, while other budget cuts are more noticeable to library staff and faculty, this is one of the few that will impact students.
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