Owen Library Open for Extended Hours During Dead, Finals Weeks

Owen Science and Engineering Library will be open from 7:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8, until 9:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, to accommodate WSU student study schedules during the last two weeks of the fall semester.

Owen joins Holland and Terrell Libraries in keeping their doors open for extended hours during dead and finals weeks. In 2013, Holland and Terrell began offering 24/7 coverage, a decision that has been popular with university students since.

ASWSU at-large senator Angel Soria Alvarado met with WSU Libraries dean Jay Starratt and associate dean Beth Blakesley to request the longer operation hours for Owen Library. Library administrators agreed to the extension as a pilot.

“This change puts Owen Library more closely in line with Holland and Terrell Libraries’ extended hours,” Starratt said. “We try to be responsive to our students’ requests. ASWSU and GPSA have both been very generous with their support of the libraries.”