U. of Pittsburgh’s Hillman Library Now Open 24 Hours a Day
From The Pitt News:
The library has begun transitioning to extended hours. Beginning Sept. 9, the library will open at 10 a.m. Sunday and stay open until 10 p.m. Friday. On Saturday, it will be open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
“We have been trying to get this done for several years, as the extended hours we have been trying at finals time had been so popular,” Miller said in an email. “Clearly we felt the need for this has been building and are just glad we can accommodate the student population’s desire to have the library open 24 hours.”
But extending library hours could be a costly venture.
In order to keep Hillman open longer, Miller had to be able to ensure that there were the appropriate people on staff at all hours.
“I know we added a position for evenings and additional guard hours,” he said. “We did this through reallocating a vacant position from elsewhere so that no money was added to our budget for this change in hours,” said Miller.
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