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.
SPRING SEMESTER HOURS
OPEN AT NOON ON SUNDAY AND REMAIN OPEN THROUGH 8PM ON FRIDAY
SATURDAY: 8AM - 8PM
Friday, March 14 Close at 5pm
Saturday & Sunday, March 15 & 16 noon - 5
Monday - Friday, March 17 - 21 8am - 5pm
Saturday, March 22 noon - 5pm
EXTENDED HOURS FOR FINALS WEEK
Friday, May 2 close at midnight
Saturday, May 3 8am - midnight
Friday, May 9 close at 5pm
Saturday & Sunday, May 10 & 11 noon - 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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