It has been confirmed today that Hartley library will remain open for 24 hours during a six-week trial period ending on June 2nd.
Following a successful application by the university to the Education Enhancement Fund, VP Education David Mendoza-Wolfson confirmed that the provisions for a 24-hour pilot period are now available and will be set in motion in time for the summer exam period. The pilot would begin at the end of April.
Mendoza-Wolfson said of the decision:
“The library are confident that a six week trial of a 24 hour Hartley will be going ahead in the summer exam period.”
One of Mendoza-Wolfson’s key manifesto points when he ran for the role of VP Education was the introduction of a 24-hour library to meet high demand for extended opening hours from within the student body. Some students have raised concerns, however, that exam season is not the best time to trial the new opening times.