Need Study Space at Finals Time? Try Hodges Library!

The University Libraries offer study space, extended hours during finals

Students who need a quiet nook for cramming or a room for a group study session need look no further than Hodges Library.

Hodges Library has become the go-to place for many students seeking a place to work on projects or cram for exams. Because the demand for study space in the library has become so great, Hodges Library will be open 24 hours during finals beginning Wednesday, December 6 and ending Thursday, December 14.

“The use of Hodges Library during finals time has increased dramatically the last few years,” Barbara Dewey, Dean of Libraries, said. “During Spring 2006 finals we kept the first and second floors of Hodges open 24 hours, but students need more room and we want to do our best to accommodate them,” said Dewey.

The extended hours in Hodges Library during finals time is an experiment, and the library will be keeping usage statistics to measure its success. During the extended hours special library services, such as reference assistance, will not be available.

Group study areas in Hodges are available on a first come, first serve basis. Rooms for group study are 135B, 210, 220 A-C, 255 A-C, 441 and 641. There are also tables available for group work in The Commons. The tables on stack floors 4-6 are reserved for group work as designated.

Quiet study areas in Hodges are reserved for independent work, and students are asked to refrain from group conversation and silence cell phones and pagers. Rooms for quiet study are 338, 440, 442, 541 and the first floor and room 258 after midnight. Tables on stack floors 4-6 are reserved for quiet study as designated.

Study carrels, located on the stack floors, are also available for quiet study. While many carrels are reserved for graduate student use, undergraduate students can also have carrels reserved for them on a space-available basis. Students can apply for carrel space at the Hodges Library Main Circulation Desk near the Melrose entrance on the second floor.

Visit http://www.lib.utk.edu/outreach/study/ for more information about quiet and group study areas in Hodges Library.

For more information about study areas and library hours, call 974-4351.

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