Good news for night owls as university tests 24/7 library access

December 10th, 2014

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Pilot scheme will continue at KU until 18 January 2015

For many things, we take 24/7 access for granted: TV, money withdrawals, shopping.

Now the University of Copenhagen (KU) is offering students a new round-the-clock service. 

Its Faculty Library of Social Sciences (SAMF) is doing an 'experimental' period of 24/7 access for KU staff and students.

Greater accessibility not only means students can escape the procrastination-friendly environments of their homes at any time, it also provides useful resources and materials within a timeframe more adjusted to students who don't routinely close their books at 5pm. 

Pilot followed results of surveys
The pilot scheme was launched in response to the outcomes of recent surveys, and it will test to see whether the service will be used.

With libraries reaching maximum capacity during this year's exam period, the launching of this experiment couldn't have come at a better time.

Visitations will be monitored and if the concept proves to be a success, the university might adopt it despite the extra cost of employing round-the-clock staff.


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