Bio-Med Library pilots 24/7 access
In response to requests for additional options for safe and comfortable study spaces, the Bio-Medical Library and Academic Health Center deans will conduct a pilot project to provide extended 24/7 access to a portion of the second (tunnel) level of the library in Diehl Hall.
Beginning May 5, after the library’s usual closing time, an area of the second floor will be accessible to those who present a UCard. This area encompasses the public computers, some study tables, the small group study rooms, the casual seating near the entrance, and the rest rooms. Library services, such as photocopying, printing, circulation, and reference assistance, will not be provided during these extended hours. The print collection of journals and books in the stacks will also be inaccessible during these extended hours. Access control will be provided by a University security monitor stationed at the entrance to the second level. The library is also in the process of adding security cameras (expected installation date: summer 2007).
The pilot project will run through Fall 2007 finals, with progress evaluations of the project after Spring finals, May Session, Summer Session and Fall finals.