Hunter Library open 24/5 last two weeks of spring semester

Western Carolina University students who need a quiet place to study for final exams will find Hunter Library open on a 24-hour weekday schedule starting at noon Sunday, April 24.

The library will be open continuously from then until 10 p.m. Friday, April 29. Library hours for Saturday, April 30, will be 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. The library will re-open at 9 a.m. on Sunday, May 1, and remain open until 6 p.m. on Friday, May 6.

“Free coffee and other hot beverages will be available every night starting around midnight while the library is operating on the 24-hour schedule,” said Elizabeth Marcus, undergraduate experience librarian.

“Students looking for a truly quiet place to concentrate and study should check out the Silent Corner of Hunter Library’s ground floor,” she added.

WCU Parking and Transportation Services will extend the Cat-Tran shuttle service from Hunter Library beyond its regular 2:30 a.m. end time to 7:30 a.m. while the library is on its 24-hour schedule.

Final exams will be Saturday, April 30, through Friday, May 6.

For more information about extended hours and services, see the library’s blog page at