I wish we could change the hours that the library staff are present. I think most students are likely busy from the hours of 10-3 at the LRC, and I have to scramble to be able to check out a book or other item. Perhaps we could at least extend till 5?
Thank you for contacting us, and I’m sorry that the LRC hours make it challenging to check out the materials you need. The library staff hours at the LRC were condensed to those five hours around lunch time about 18 months ago based on data we collected on how many people were using the space throughout the day. We looked at recent data on computer usage and book circulation and the hours from 11-12, 12-1, and 1-2 are our busiest hours. As our current staff funding supports five hours of staff per day at LRC, we are not able to expand the hours to 5 pm without modifying the opening hours. We would be happy to consider other configurations of hours such as 11-4 or 12-5 and varying those hours by day of the week, e.g. 12-5 earlier in the week and 11-4 or 10-3 later in the week. Please share your thoughts on this possibility with me and include your contact information so we may discuss further. We will elicit feedback from other LRC users about the hours before we propose any changes. In the meantime, you are welcome to pick up materials at our location at the BICC on Marquam Hill which is open to 6 pm if that is easier for you.
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