Please Note: See the hours that apply to specific departments and offices within Young Library.
IDs are required for entry to the library between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. during the fall and spring semesters. See details.
Fall Semester Hours--Beginning (Through Labor Day)
Monday & Tuesday, August 24 & 25 8am - 8pm
Wednesday & Thursday, August 26 & 27 8am - midnight
Friday, August 28 8am - 5pm
Saturday & Sunday, August 29 & 30 noon - 8pm
Monday - Thursday, August 31 - September 3 7am - midnight
Friday, September 4 8am - 8pm
Saturday & Sunday, September 5 & 6 8am - 8pm
Monday, September 7 (Labor Day) Open at noon and begin 24 hour schedule
Fall Semester Hours--Beginning September 8
Open at 8am on Sunday and remain open through Friday at 8pm
Saturday 8am - 8pm
Tuesday, November 24 Close at 8pm
Wednesday, November 25 8am - 5pm
Thursday & Friday, November 26 & 27 CLOSED
Saturday, November 28 noon - 5pm
Sunday, November 29 Open at noon
Extended Hours for Finals
Friday, December 11 Close at midnight
Saturday, December 12 8am - midnight
Last Day of Fall Semester, Friday, 12/18 Close at 5pm
Why Young Library Requires IDs After 10:00 p.m.
Because of the confluence of two situations:
The library reinstated its 24-hour schedule in Fall 2005, but with stricter security guidelines in place. A comprehensive security assessment of the Young Library area was completed in summer 2004 and recommended limiting the library to electronic access from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. (i.e., having students use student IDs to gain entrance to the library). The library implemented a suitable alternative since badge access was not feasible. Access was restricted to:
This restricted access period corresponds to the same restricted access period employed by the Medical Center.
Restricting access is common practice in libraries with extended hours. Requiring an ID to enter the building overnight is a security measure and is enforced for the safety and security of every student, staff, and faculty member in the library after 10:00 p.m. Alternatives such as having student records checked by name or address are neither practical nor safe, increasing the time one would wait to enter the building, creating congestion in the library foyer, and increasing the chances of someone giving a false address to gain entry.
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