Starting this fall, instead of being open 24/7 during finals, we will instead have extended hours. Starting on Sunday, December 2nd, the Davis Family Library will remain open until 2 am. Opening hours will remain unchanged, as will Friday and Saturday hours (closing at 11 pm). Full hours can be found at http://go.middlebury.edu/hours/
For those who wish to continue studying past 2 am, here are the spaces on campus that are available 24/7:
- Sunderland (computer lab available in Sunderland 122)
- Wilson Café
- Axinn (computer lab available in Axinn 105)
- The study carols in Hepburn, between the ResHall portion of the building and the Zoo
- The Stewart 2 lounge and the Stewart Pit.
- Laforce library
- Milliken 3 lounge
- Milliken 2/senior lounge
- Fireplace lounge
Our decision to end 24/7 in the library was based on usage data (only a very small number of students used the library past 2 am), the importance of getting sleep especially during stressful times (and the worry we had that by being open 24/7 we were tacitly encouraging students to stay up all night), and by budget pressures. Our decision was informed both by a student survey that we conducted in the spring, and with extensive conversations with the SGA.