Academic Libraries Open 24/7 for Student All Nighters

Carnegie Mellon joins a growing number of campuses whose libraries are keeping themselves relevant in the laptop age by running at least part of their operation round-the-clock and by making other changes to the services they offer. Persistent urging from students unhappy with a 3 a.m. closing time persuaded the staff of Hunt Library to experiment in the fall with leaving its basement and first floor open, Dr. St. Clair said. Hunt, like other college libraries, already operated 24 hours during final exams. Nationwide, the share of campuses boasting all-night libraries is growing, though it's hard without specific data. Read more at: