Based on repeated requests made by students, the Bremen State and University Library (SuUB) will extend their opening hours in order to analyze the demand for longer opening hours on Saturdays and for opening hours on Sundays. The project was carried out during particularly high-demand times for ten weeks in both the winter and the summer in 2019 and will be continued in 2020.
The students were able to provide feedback via so-called ‘feedback walls’ during the first two phases. “I am her today because I need to revise on Sundays during the exam period”; “Sunday opening hours are super – finally!”; “I come here to work effectively and without distractions!.”
Maria Elisabeth Müller, director of the SuUB, was pleased with the very good level of acceptance of the offer during the first two project phases in 2019. “The visitor numbers were a great deal higher than we expected. We hope that the offer will also be well received this year.”
The headquarters on the university campus will close at 8 p.m. on Saturdays instead of 6 p.m. as usual. The library will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. During the extended hours, the library will be exclusively available as a study environment. It will not be possible to borrow or return books or receive help from library staff.
A fourth project phase with extended opening hours will take place towards the end of the summer semester. After the two-year project has been completed, a report, which will contain recommendations for future library opening hours and a final analysis, will be produced.
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