Library now open 24/5


The Samuel H. Coleman Memorial Library restored its operating hours to its 24/5 schedule Sunday.

The library opens Sunday at 1 p.m. and closes Friday at 10 p.m. It is also open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Coleman Library first extended its operating times to 24 hours nearly a year ago, following a bill proposed by former senate President Bernard Jackson, a senior jazz studies student from Tampa.

Deji Owolabi, a senior business administration student from Houston, is excited about the restored hours. He visits Coleman Library at least three times a week to study. Although he usually visits during the peak hours of the day, he now uses the library to help with last-minute studying.

Another student, Imani Hill, a senior psychology student from Plainfield, N.J., is concerned about the security of students who will leave during late hours. However, she is happy about the restoration and its impact on her peers.

“This is beneficial for serious students who need the extra time,” Hill said.