Congrats, Panthers – you’ve almost made it through another academic year! With only two weeks left before summer break, we know it’s crunch time for your projects, papers, and exams. Luckily for you, the Leatherby Libraries is springing into action with extended hours for these last two weeks of the semester.

Starting on Sunday, May 8, the library will be open continuously until finals are over – 24 hours a day. Circulation services, print/copy services, and bookable study rooms will be available during the extra late night hours.

Public Safety will make rounds periodically throughout the night and the security monitor stationed in the Rotunda will also be on duty. For any concerns and additional protection, students can contact Public Safety for an escort to their vehicles or residence halls on campus.

In addition to making the library available 24 hours a day, Leatherby Libraries will be offering the popular “Cookie Study Break” tables again this year. Students can find a quiet table on the second and third floors with free cookies as long as supplies last. Vegan and gluten-free cookies will again be available at the circulation desk for students upon request. At night during the last week of finals (May 15-20), coffee and tea will also be offered, generously sponsored by the Student Government Association.

Student artist Melanie Duke ’17 dramatizes the cookie study breaks in this delightful comic: