While many WUSTL students and faculty bid farewell to campus for several months at this time of year, the libraries across the university are an important resource for those that remain, continuing their research, classes, and other academic pursuits over the course of the summer. With these users in mind, the Libraries have extended Olin Library's summer hours to include Sundays, giving users access to the library's collections, study space, and expert staff seven days a week.
"We hope that this will provide a quiet place to study and do research," says Stephanie Atkins, head of access. "We understand that the classes are shorter during the summer, and students need to maximize their research and study time. We can’t expect them to wait until Monday for the library to open again."
The added summer hours, which begin Sunday, May 19, at 10 a.m., were first implemented in July of 2012, in response to a student's request.
"We welcome all students’ input on how to improve the library," Atkins says. "Please do not hesitate to share your thoughts and ideas."
To ask a question or contact a member of the Libraries staff, visit the Ask Us! page here.