Category Archives: summer hours

Spring and summer hours at the libraries

You wrote:

Hi,  With the library being the TO GO place to study, Please extend opening hours for summers. Most of our classes finish at 9 and that does not give us much time to study in a quiet place! Thank you

Thank you for your comment.

Opening hours for the Webster Library is based on usage and the needs of users. In the summer, visits to the Libraries are significantly reduced compared to the fall and winter semesters.

There is not enough activity prior to 9:00 a.m. to justify the cost of staffing.

Please consult our website for more information about our locations & hours: http://library.concordia.ca/locations/index.php 

Summer hours

You wrote:

UNAVAILABILITY OF BLUE ZONE AT NIGHT

The unvailability of Blue study zone at night during summer is a great loss for the students who prefer quieter place to study, as the E.V building labs are always noisier. Lot of students feel the same, so we kindly suggest to open at least a few Blue Zones for 24*7, which will be of great help for the students.

Thank you.

Thank you for your message.  This topic was brought up earlier in the summer.  🙂  FYI, the Webster Library will be open 24/7 during the summer examination period, August 16-21.  You can see the complete late summer Libraries’ hours at:  http://library.concordia.ca/services/hours/index-latesummer.php .

Good luck with your exams!

Summer hours

You wrote:

I would like to have twenty four hour availability of the library during the  summer as well. As a summer student i need this. I got kicked out of the library
two days ago in the middle of an on-line quiz and that affected my grade. Midnight would be better than 9pm(weekends) and 10pm (weekdays)

I am sorry that you were asked to leave the library in the middle of an online quiz. The Concordia Student Union (CSU) Fund pays for the extended Library hours. Since, generally speaking, there are far less students on campus in the summer and it is a considerable expense to keep the library open for extended hours (security guard and cleaning staff), the Libraries do not remain open 24/7 in the summer.  Even if we were to extend the hours up to midnight, it would be at a significant cost to the CSU Fund.

However, the Webster Library will be open 24 hours a day during the summer exam period: June 18 – June 26. You can see our complete schedule at:

http://library.concordia.ca/services/hours

Thank you for your email.

Working past 10pm

You wrote:

I was wondering why in summers the library opens only till 10 pm, why not 24 hours like the rest of the year. I like to use library for studying late at night, but due to these timing limitation can do it. I am sure a lot of students feels that way. Is there any solution in this direction or at least increase the time. 

The Concordia Student Union (CSU) Fund pays for the extended library hours.  It is a considerable expense to keep the library open round-the-clock (security guard and cleaning staff).  Because there are far fewer students on campus in the summer, the Libraries have decided not to remain open 24/7.

However, the Webster Library will be open 24 hours a day during the two summer exam periods: June 14 – June 20 and August 15 – August 21.  You can see our complete schedule at:

http://library.concordia.ca/services/hours/index-summer.php

Thank you for your interest.

Summer Hours

We had two recent comments about summer hours at the library:

Hello, i want to know if the library will be opened 24 hours in the summer 1 in the exams period, because i really want to study for my hard classes and i just cant study at home because i live in noisy place especially in the summer, and my classes are all after noon ,so i cant just go to the library to study for 1 hour. plus i found that studying individually in the library is really good for me and i guess for all students who really want to study. thank you.

Another student wrote:

Hello, I would like to suggest the opening hour for study in Webster library. During the Summer time, it opens only from 8:30 to 10:00, but why don’t you open only second floor to study? In fact, there are a lot of student studying until later than 10 o’clock.

Thank you for your suggestions and questions about summertime hours. There are far fewer students on campus during the summer, so we do not keep the same 24/7 hours. It is a considerable expense to keep the library open for extended hours. We need to pay for additional cleaning and security. Since we use funds from the CSU to support the extra hours, we felt that we would not maintain the 24 hours during the summer session.

However,  we will be open 24 hours a day during the two summer exam periods: from June 17 -23 and then from August 13-19. We are happy to have your feedback on the hours.