Libraries Offers Extended Hours During Exams

Final exams are closer than you think, and the UT Libraries are making it easier to get your work done during the last crunch of the semester by offering extended hours.

Hodges Library will be open 24-hours beginning April 30 through midnight May 8. The Music Library will be open until 11 p.m. April 30-May 3 and the Ag-Vet Med Library will be open until midnight April 30-May 7.

More information about hours is available at www.lib.utk.edu/hours.

After midnight, Hodges Library will reserve the Studio and Media Center as well as the first and third floors for quiet study. Group study spaces are available in the Commons and on the fourth, fifth, and sixth floors.

The Pendergrass AgVetMed Library will offer a “doodle table” for those who need a creative break from their study sessions.

The libraries will also coordinate with the T: Late Nite & Link transportation services so students can get to and from the libraries safely for their nighttime study sessions. For more information about the T, visit www.ridethet.com.

The University Libraries first offered extended hours during finals in spring 2006, and offered 24-hours during finals in Hodges in fall 2006. The libraries saw a 30% increase in traffic compared to library usage in spring 2006 and fall 2005 exam periods. In fall 2006, there was a 40% increase of library use from 12 midnight-7:30 a.m. during the extended hours.

Please be sure to tell us what you think of the extended hours! There will be a suggestion box available at the Melrose Avenue circulation desk to collect comments.

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