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April 23, 2007

Bio-Medical Library Extends Study Hours to 24/7

In response to a request from an AHC student group for additional options for safe and comfortable study spaces, the Bio-Medical Library and AHC 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 5th, after the library’s usual closing time, an area of the second floor will be accessible only 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. There will be no library services, such as photocopying, printing, circulation, or reference assistance provided during these extended hours. There will also be no access to the print collection of journals and books in the stacks. Access control will be provided by a UM Security Monitor stationed at the entrance to the second level. The library is also in the process of adding security cameras which we expect to be installed during the summer. This pilot project will run through Fall 2007 finals, with progress evaluations of the project after Spring finals, May Session, Summer Session and Fall finals. Please direct any questions to Linda Watson (lwatson@umn.edu; 626-7039).