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Alexander and Kilmer Libraries offer new overnight study hours

October 13, 2016
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Overnight library hours are among the most frequently requested enhancements students would like to see in the New Brunswick Libraries. Popular during finals, students would like the option to work 24/5 during other parts of the academic year too.

In response to overwhelming student demand for overnight study hours, we are proud to announce that Kilmer Library and parts of the first floor and basement level in Alexander Library will be open overnight, Sunday–Thursday. That means those libraries will open for their regular Sunday operations and remain open through regular closing time on Friday nights. 24/5 hours will operate during the fall and spring semesters, including reading days and finals, but excluding university holidays and intersession periods.

During our “Knight Owl” service, students will have access to a variety of supportive spaces set aside for their use. These overnight hours will support student study in quiet, collaborative, and group environments. OIT and Libraries computers will also be available.

Limited circulation services will be available through 2 a.m., but from 2 a.m.–8 a.m., the spaces will be monitored by Rutgers University Police Department security staff and no library services will be available. Rutgers students, faculty, and staff will have to show a Rutgers ID in order to gain entry to the building from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m.

The overnight hours are a one-year pilot, funded from the New Brunswick Chancellor. To view all of the available library hours, please visit our website.