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 Beginning: August 25 - September 6
Monday & Tuesday, August 25 & 26 8:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday & Thursday, August 27 & 28 8:00am - midnight
Friday, August 29 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday, August 29 & 30 noon - 5:00pm
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1-LABOR DAY NOON - MIDNIGHT
Tuesday - Thursday, September 2 - 4 8:00am - midnight
Friday, September 5 8:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday, September 6 8:00am - 8:00pm
Fall Semester Hours: September 7 - December 19
OPEN AT NOON ON SUNDAY AND REMAIN OPEN THROUGH FRIDAY AT 8:00PM
SATURDAY 8:00AM - 8:00PM
Tuesday, November 25 Close at 8:00pm
Wednesday, November 26 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday & Friday,
November 27 & 28 CLOSED
Saturday & Sunday,
November 29 & 30 noon - 5:00pm
EXTENDED HOURS FOR FINALS WEEK
Friday, December 12 Close at midnight
Saturday, December 13 8:00am - midnight
LAST DAY OF FALL SEMESTER, DECEMBER 19 CLOSE AT 5:00PM
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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