Many students in college, myself included, work 40+ hour per week jobs while they attend classes, and many of these jobs include the restaurant business. As restaurants close so late, it makes it impossible for these students to complete homework if they need a computer, printer, or even just a space to study, since many people either live in dorms or apartments with close quarters and roommates to consider. As a campus is built specifically to cater to the academic needs of students, it should be noted that the library closing at 12am is often not late enough to suffice. Some other universities with later hours during the semester include Mississippi State University. The library closes at 1:45 Sunday through Thursday. While it would cost more to keep staff at the library later at night, it could prove to be beneficial to students' grades.
MSU Library Hours
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