From October 14th to 22nd Carleton’s MacOdrum Library will be open 24 hours a day to allow students more study, research, and work time during the fall semester midterm season. The nine day pilot project follows nearly a year of negotiations between the Carleton Academic Student Government (CASG) and the Carleton University Administration; as well as lobbying efforts by the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA).
Students have long requested extended library hours on campus, particularly during exam seasons. In comparison to the University of Ottawa and other post-secondary institutions, Carleton’s MacOrdum Library had traditionally closed at midnight during exam seasons and as early as 10:00pm on weekdays throughout the academic year. The current CUSA executive campaigned during the February 2015 election on following through with the efforts of CASG and past CUSA executive in ensuring the extended library hours program moved forward this academic year.
The success of the nine day pilot will be based on library usage from the hours of midnight to 8:00am. If enough students attend or stay in the library during these hours, it could result in a permanent extension of hours during exams seasons moving forward.
Student are encouraged to take advantage of the extended library hour between October 14th and 22nd and provide feedback about their experience.
Feedback will be accepted via Airloop a text message engagement platform. Student can text CUSA at (613) 319-5675 with the tag #LibraryPilot and their message.
For more information:
Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA)
(613) 520-2600 ext. 1859