William & Anita Newman Library to be Open 24 Hours During Final Exams (Fall 2006)
The Newman Library will once again be open for Baruch students 24 hours a day during the final exam period. “An important part of the library’s mission is to support the academic work of students,” says Jerry Bornstein, Deputy Chief Librarian for Public Services. “We’re happy to make the library available around the clock during finals.” Thursday, December 14th the library will open as usual at 7:00 am and remain open continuously until 11:59pm Friday, December 22nd.
“When [I] spend time here during finals week,” says Umme Hena, a senior interviewed in a soon-to-be-released promotional video the library is producing, “I feel like I’m in a totally different world. I like to call it my second home. It’s one of the best experiences I’ve had here.”
The library has 1,450 seats available for students and, during finals, every one is at a premium. During the first 3 or 4 days of finals, “it’s often packed,” says Bornstein.
In order to ensure that the extended hours run smoothly, everyone needs to cooperate with library policy and extend courtesy to others. “One of the things we need students to do,” says Bornstein, “is turn off cell phones and observe the ‘no food’ rule.” As always, students are asked to go out to the lobby or telephone rooms to use cell phones. Only Baruch students with valid school identification will be allowed to stay in the library between the hours of 12 Midnight and 7 AM.
For further information, contact Jerry Bornstein at (646) 312-1615 or Jerry_Bornstein@baruch.cuny.edu