Henderson extends hours, still not 24-hours

Henderson says Goodbye to 24-hour days

Vanessa Countryman, Correspondent

Students pulling late-nighters have to leave the library at 2 a.m., as Henderson Library’s pandemic-altered schedule stays in place this semester.

 While Henderson’s hours have never been 24/7, the library was a 24-hour study hub most days pre-pandemic, but the Library found very few were taking advantage of those hours.

“After careful review of usage statistics, we found that at most we only had one or no students at the Henderson Library past 2:00 am,” said Dean of University Libraries,  Lisandra Carmichael, Therefore, the library hours are 7:30am to 2:00am. 

In March 2020, the hours became more limited due to the fact that the university shifted almost 5,000 courses online, and now that many of those courses moved back, the library has recently extended their hours. 

This semester’s hours:

Sunday: Noon – 2 a.m.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 7:30 – 2 a.m.

Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Henderson library will be open 24/7 on the week of finals and the week prior, said Carmichael.