Except for Thursday and Saturday nights.
Thursday, Dec. 11 -- 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Saturday, Dec 13 -- 3 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Coffee and tea will be served at 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm every day starting on Friday.

The Library staff wishes all students the best of luck during finals!

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2 replies to “Library Hours OPEN ALL NIGHT DURING FINALS”

  1. heywood says:

    Dear Library-

    On your Library Open During Finals section of the website there is a quote, "The library staff wishes all students the best of luck during finals." I find this quote to be a complete fallacy considering the library is not open 24 hours on Thursday night the 18th. What makes that day any different from the rest? I know that sections of history and economics have finals Friday. Personally, I have both, a history and an economics final on friday, two of my hardest and most important. I think that the library not being open 24 hours on Thursday is ridiculous and as a major component of our college education contradicts the mission of an established university such as Fairfield. This is a total embarrassment to the institution and a blatant sign of disrespect to the students who have exams on Friday the 19th. Furthermore, the, 'luck,' the library staff wishes on students for finals must be directly in reference to students' finals on Friday. Considering their shortened hours, luck is what most of the students will need because of the slim chance of going into Friday's exam with certain knowledge or confidence of doing well on the test.

    Review your policy, and please write me back.


  2. Dear Heywood,
    The library was open and staffed all night on Thursday, Dec. 18th, and complimentary coffee and tea was provided as usual at 4 and 8 p.m. The gate count recorded 2234 entrances and another 910 for the cafe. Between 1 a.m and 7 a.m, 93 people entered the library--likely those with Friday finals! We were even open 24/7 through the snowstorm on Friday the 19th although the University closed and finals were held earlier in the day. As you can see on our website ( the library was open continuously from 8 a.m. Sunday though 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20. The computer lab and café were also open as usual 24/7 and kept their schedule until the University closed on Tuesday, December 23.

    Joan Overfield, Director of Library Services

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