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Bird Library to remain open 24 hours for midterms

Courtesy of Steve Sartori

Bird Library will remain open 24 hours a day during midterms this semester.

E.S. Bird Library will remain open for 24 hours a day over the next two weeks for midterms, Syracuse University has announced.

The library usually closes at 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, but it will stay open 24 hours a day for each of the next two weeks, including the weekends of Feb. 24-26 and March 3-5. The extended hours serve as a pilot program in collaboration with SU’s Student Association.

SA will be covering the added costs of security and custodial services that come with the extra hours, according to a press release.

The initiative was led by SA Academic Affairs Chair James Franco, who said in the press release that “Student Association is thrilled to see this long-desired initiative become a reality.”

“The administrators for Syracuse University Libraries, led by Dean (David) Seaman, were wonderful partners throughout the process, and Student Association thanks them for their support,” Franco said in the release. “We look forward to seeing the positive effects this change has on the campus community and will continue to work with Syracuse University Libraries to create more impactful initiatives down the road.”


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