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Edmon Low Opens for 299 Straight Hours

24-hour access begins Sunday of pre-finals week

November 28, 2012
Story by Emily Nielsen, OSU Library Communications Intern

For Immediate Release

STILLWATER - It’s that time of the semester again: Edmon Low Library will open its doors at 9 a.m. Dec. 2, and it won’t be locked again until 8 p.m. on Dec. 14.

During the extended hours, the Library provides access to six floors of study space and reference materials, as well as making laptops, MacBooks and iPads available for round the clock check-out.

Reserved study rooms, the reference desk and the reserve desk will only be open during regular library operating hours, however.

“The Library’s extended hours provide students a quiet, comfortable place to study, day or night,” John Degeorge, coordinator of Library security and facilities said.

Café Libro will extend its closing time during finals week to meet students’ snack and caffeine needs. The café will be open from 5 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday.

The 24-hour access tradition, which began more than 10 years ago, was started by the Friends of the OSU Library.

Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant university that prepares students for success. OSU is America’s Brightest Orange.  Through leadership and service, OSU is preparing students for a bright future and building a brighter world for all.  As Oklahoma’s only university with a statewide presence, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality  teaching, research, and outreach. OSU has more than 37,000 students across its five-campus system and more than 25,000 on its combined Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 240,000 students to serve the state of Oklahoma, the nation and the world.

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URL: http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/fall12/24hour.htm
Last Updated: 03 DEC 2012

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Email: lib-pub@okstate.edu
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