Swem Library abandons extended weekend hours

    Due to financial constraints, Swem Library will not be able to extend its hours on weekends as planned. For now, Swem’s weekend hours will remain the same: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays; and 1 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sundays.

    p. The original plan, according to Dean of University Libraries Connie McCarthy, was to open at 10 a.m. Sundays and close at 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

    p. McCarthy said Swem may extend the weekend hours in the future, but the current budget does not allow for this. Swem has also cut student workers because of the rise in minimum wage and is keeping fewer permanent staff than necessary for the weekend hours.
    Swem will still remain open until 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday.

    p. “We felt this was the top priority for students, so it is important to retain the late closing. We worked for over two years with the Student Assembly to put this in place, and it has been very well received by students,” McCarthy said.


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