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The UC San Diego campus this morning launched its “24/5 Study Commons” area within the iconic Geisel Library that will remain open throughout the school year, with round-the-clock hours beginning at 10 a.m. on Sunday and continuing through 6 p.m. Friday, and standard hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

“The students have long wanted this [all hours] study space and we are so glad we can now provide it to them,” says chief librarian Brian E.C. Schottlaender. “This expands hours available for study in the Geisel Library by nearly 40 percent.”

Only current students, faculty, and staff will have access to the all-hours portion of the library, with identification required for overnight access.

A kick-off party advertised by the university promised Halloween-themed treats as well as “study necessities” including energy drinks and coffee for those attending during the first evening of the program.

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SurfPuppy619 Oct. 29, 2012 @ 4 p.m.

Great news, I wonder how many other universities do this round the clock library action>???

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Visduh Oct. 29, 2012 @ 8:42 p.m.

It must be noted that this step comes on the heels of the closure of a number of specialty libraries on the campus a number of months back. Methinks it is just a palliative step to stop complaints from students who want their old satellite libraries open. Moreover, the notion that scholars never sleep is a bad one. Nocturnal activity is generally accepted as being less than healthful, yet UCSD is now allowing/encouraging students to pull all-nighters as a regular or routine thing. If you wonder about the operation of some UC campuses, wonder no more. They do strange and thoughtless things as a matter of routine, and then cannot accept the notion that the public and voters at large eye them with suspicion.

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