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Saint Mary’s library hours

Rachael Givens | Tuesday, December 7, 2010

This letter is being written at 4:50 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4. I was sitting in the library diligently working on a research paper only to be interrupted by an announcement saying that the library is closing in 10 minutes. I feel that 5 p.m. is unreasonably early to close on a Saturday. Yes, the weekend is a time to go out with friends, but before I do so, I would still like to get work done for the coming week.

Because I am in the Notre Dame marching band, this is one of the only free Saturdays that I am given during the semester. And I currently feel penalized for sleeping in, having to go to a close friend’s grandmother’s funeral today and not getting to the library until 3 p.m. I’m not asking for the library to stay open 24 hours a day or even until midnight. I’m just asking for you to have reasonable hours on the weekends that extend beyond 5 p.m. that will allow me to get work done.

Rachael Givens


LeMans Hall

Dec. 6