Figures on the Night Use of Widener Library Released
Averages Lower Than Before Closing Two Years Ago
Official figures on the evening use of the Widener Library reading room for the first month since it was opened show an average of 61 men an evening, with a peak, attendance of 32. The number of books called for averaged 293, the books kept overnight 91, and the number of men admitted to the stacks 40.
While the daily figures deviate considerably from the mean due to the time of the week, the average has remained consistently below that of two years ago before financial conditions necessitated the six o'clock closing hour.