UC Survey Asks for Student Opinions on Extending Library Hours

Flyby Blog and Kane Hsieh

If you've ever been kicked out of Lamont Library at 10 p.m. on a Friday night, a survey conducted by the UC Student Life Committee may be the answer to your library woes. The survey, which has already received 1,500 responses, asks for student input on whether undergraduates would utilize Lamont Library were it to extend its hours.

The survey, which takes just a few minutes to complete, looks at the possibility of extending Lamont hours on Friday and Saturday consistently thoughout the semester as well as extending the weekend hours during Reading Period and Finals Period.

Before issuing the survey, the UC worked closely with Harvard University Library Executive Director Helen Shenton to determine the types of questions that should be asked as well as the possibility of implementing these changes depending on student responses.

UC Student Life Committee Chair Christopher A. Devine '13 said that while there are no steadfast guarantees, working with the administration closely on this means that student responses will have a significant impact on any future changes to library hours.

"I think it'll be really interesting to see what the responses are," Devine said.

So, if you have an opinion either way or just want to fill out the survey to win one of five $10 Pinkberry or Berryline gift cards, go ahead and click on the link.

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