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Library open again on Sundays from 1 to 10 p.m.

Photo by Vince Smykal
Outside the University Center, where the library will now be open again on Sundays.

Effective immediately, the library will open back up to students on Sundays. It will be open from one p.m. to 10 p.m.

Elizabeth Evans, a university librarian, announced the new hours last Tuesday in an email. 

Librarian Robert Stancampiano said that the library was closed on Sundays because a full-time librarian left the university last December, but the university has hired a new one. There are a total of six librarians on staff. 

“Students definitely take advantage of the study rooms and the databases,” Stancampiano said. “We run stats to see how much they’re used. It’s kind of come and go between classes. We always have students stopping by to print, scan textbooks and that sort of thing.”  

Rosie Bagay, a senior creative writing and psychology major, has been working at the library for over a year. 

“I’m [at the library] all the time, and I definitely notice students working on Sundays, whether people are just checking out books or using the study rooms,” Bagay said. 

Bagay said that she likes going to the library as much as possible to get out of her apartment.

“It’s been going pretty great,” Bagay said. “All the Librarians here are easy to talk to, whether you forget something or need help. There’s no worries about getting something wrong. It’s a chill environment.” 

This is sophomore psychology major Sami Schaefer’s first semester working at the library. She said that the updated hours “make sense” to her.

“I feel like on Sundays the majority of students do their schoolwork,” Schaefer said. “I can understand why people were upset. There’s so much space here and it’s quiet. For people with roommates, it’s nice to come here; it’s peaceful.”  

Jasmine Swaby, a junior dance major, said she would not use the library on Sundays.

“I tend to use the library when I have gaps in classes since I’m already on campus, and it’s a nice place to study,” Swaby said. “I can’t see myself going to campus on a Sunday, but I can see why people who live nearby are happy to have it open again.”  

Harleen Dhasi, a sophomore biological sciences major, likes using the library’s resources. 

“I use the library to access all of the textbooks and other resources I need. I would much rather go there than spend $300 to buy a textbook. It’s really helpful when studying for all of my classes,” Dhasi said. “I do most of my homework on the weekends. Last semester I was there every Sunday, so I would say yes I’ll be utilizing the extended hours.” 

The library is open eight a.m. to 11 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays, eight a.m. to five p.m. on Fridays and one p.m. to five p.m. on Saturdays. Need a reminder of the library’s resources? Visit their website at pointpark.libguides.com.

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