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Library extends hours to better serve students
Posted: October 15, 2012 8:00 a.m.
Students can get a jump on their day with the Library now opening at 7:30 a.m. Photo: U of R Photography
Beginning October 15, the University’s Dr. John Archer Library will open weekdays at 7:30 a.m. to accommodate the growing numbers of students preferring to start their day earlier. The earlier Library opening is introduced during a semester that has also featured the University’s first 7:30 a.m. classes in which some 230 students are enrolled.
“We have seen usage patterns change,” says Bill Sgrazzutti, University librarian. “The Library’s earlier opening is a reflection of a growing indication that some students prefer to get an early start on their day. This extension of service allows us to better meet the needs of our constituents.”
Students can expect a good complement of services available at 7:30 a.m. including access to the borrowing desk, reserve services, library computers, and study rooms.
Despite its extended hours, the Library is avoiding additional costs by adjusting existing resources.
“This is another example of our ongoing efforts to respond effectively to students’ needs,” says Thomas Chase, provost and vice-president (academic). “With the popularity of the 7:30 a.m. classes this semester, it’s clear that we need to scrutinize traditional approaches to program delivery. Extending library hours is just one of the measures we have taken to address the changing needs of our students.”
Extended library hours will remain in effect until the end of the fall semester at which time the change will be evaluated.
For more information visit the Dr. John Archer Library website: www.uregina.ca/library