Hugh Owen Library to remain open 24 hours

THE HUGH Owen Library is to remain a 24-hour library every day of the week. This comes after the successful 24-hour opening trial that occurred last year following a Student Union campaign.

Photo credit - Tomos Nolan

Photo credit – Tomos Nolan

Students will now benefit from a permanent 24-hour library throughout term time from the 21st September. The move comes after the extended opening hours were trialled last year and students’ positive response following the trial.

Students should note that they will require their AberCard in order to access Hugh Owen Library between the hours of 9pm and 8am.

The Students’ Union and Information Services, the department responsible for the running of the Library, have been working together in collecting feedback on services sine the trial was initiated.

The Courier has also previously published articles calling for this facility to be put in place and are pleased that it has been made permanent for the benefit of students, both undergraduate and postgraduate.

Lauren Marks, Education Officer from the Student Union said:

“The provision of a 24-hour library has been greatly anticipated by students. I am extremely excited this facility has now been announced, and I look forward to hearing the positive responses from students in September. I hope the strong working relationship between Information Services and the Students’ Union continues through the academic year.”