Starting Sept. 2, the Homer Babbidge Library will open at 7:30 a.m. instead of 8 a.m., Monday through Friday during the academic year. The opening time on Saturday and Sunday during the academic year will continue to be 10 a.m.
The change comes in response to requests from students who frequently need documents printed for early classes, and from faculty who need access to library materials, such as videos, for classes that meet at 8 a.m.
“Our user surveys have indicated that students want access to printers and photocopiers before 8 a.m.,” says Brinley Franklin, vice provost for University Libraries.
“Likewise, faculty members may need to pick up library materials for their early classes. Despite a budget cut, we are re-deploying some of our remaining staff resources to serve these important needs our users have related to us.”
Closing hours will remain the same: 2 a.m., Monday through Thursday and Sunday; 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
The 24-hour room in Babbidge Library was also enlarged over the summer. For a complete schedule, go to www.lib.uconn.edu/campuses/storrs/hours.html.