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Library opening hours extended until end of July this year

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From this week until the end of July this year, the opening hours of the university library have been extended.

The changes to the library opening hours mean that from this week until the 31st of July this year, the library is open until midnight on weekdays and until 8pm during the weekend.

Previously the library was open between the hours of 8am until 8pm on weekdays and 10am until 5pm at the weekend.

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Commenting on the announcement, Calum Brown, Vice President Education at the Student’s Union said: “After an initial discussion with Information Services about the library hours, I looked for an extension to the current offering. I am really glad IS were able to take the discussion on board to make the suitable arrangements to extend the opening hours, during what is always a busy time of the year for students.”

Brown concluded that he was “sure the new Sabbatical officer team will seek further progress on this on a more permanent basis.”

When approached for comment, Richard Aird, the Director of Service Delivery and Change, Information Services said: “The University is pleased to increase, in response to student feedback, the library’s opening hours, from 8am to midnight Monday to Friday, and 10am to 8pm at the weekend.

“The new, extended, hours will allow more students to access the library study space, print books, journals, PCs, laptop loans, printers, group study facilities (to which bookings have been extended) and the library wellbeing space. The library’s extensive digital collections of e-journals, databases and e-books are available 24/7.”

Separately, Scran, the food outlet on campus, will close at 10pm tonight due to the “continued impact of the pandemic on staffing levels” but will reopen at 8am tomorrow.

When approached for comment about the opening hours of Scran, a university spokesperson said “the change to Scran’s opening hours is only temporary.”

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