Hunter Library will be open 24/5 last two weeks of fall 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, Dec. 3.

The library will be open continuously from then until 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8. Hours for Saturday, Dec. 9, will be 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. The library will re-open at 9 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, and remain open until 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15.

“Free coffee will be available every night starting around midnight while the library is operating on the 24-hour schedule,” said Elizabeth Marcus, undergraduate experience librarian. “We are starting a new ‘Bring Your Own Mug’ campaign to promote sustainability in the library.”

“Between the hours of 2 a.m. and 7 a.m., patrons will have access to the first floor and the Technology Commons,” she said. “Four group study spaces will be available for student collaboration and the library’s electronic classroom, HL 186, will serve as a silent study space.  Should a student need a book, staff will be happy to retrieve items on request.”

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 Dec. 9 through Dec. 15.