Greenawalt Library

July/Aug 2018 Finals Edition

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Finals and Break Hours

Pet Therapy Event

Library Jobs

Study Spaces

Research Paper Help

It's hard to believe it's already almost August. We only have to get through finals before enjoying a well-earned break.

In honor of finals, we have extended hours, including late closures on Saturdays. Student Affairs is also holding a Pet Therapy event outside of the library. These are popular and the dogs seem happy for the recognition.

We're putting out the call a little early this trimester for library jobs. If you're looking for a student position next trimester, consider the library.

Finally, there's a general reminder of how to optimize the study experience for all students. Be sure to read this section to find out what's in store for the future.

Good luck to graduates and to those taking finals.


Hello, we have some special hours this break, including 2 Saturdays with extended hours.

For day-by-day hours, please check our website.

Regular Finals

Saturday July 28th and August 4th we open at 10 a.m. and close at 9 p.m.

We also open at 7 a.m. Monday-Friday starting on Tuesday July 31st and ending on Friday, August 10th.

We are closed on the weekends over break, starting on Aug. 11th.

Undergrad Finals:

We are closed on the weekends over break, starting on Aug. 11th.

Monday, Aug. 13th-Thursday Aug. 16th: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 17th: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


We are closed on the weekends over break, starting on Aug. 11th.

Weekdays Aug. 20th-Aug. 31st
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Monday, Sep. 3rd: CLOSED

Tuesday, Sep. 4th: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Return to regular hours on Wednesday, Sep. 5th.

More dogs are coming

Becky Lawyer in Student Affairs has organized another Pet Therapy event which will take place just outside of the library.

Take a PAWS in your studying to hang out with a certified pet therapy dog, Bobo (an Irish Wolfhound) and his owner, Kayla.

Spending time with pets is a great way to decrease stress as we hit the end of the term!

When: Thursday, August 2nd from 12-1 pm
Where: In the foyer right outside the library doors next to the couches and chairs.

Hiring Soon

We anticipate openings this fall in the library.

The Library Student Assistant job looks for students who are good with customer service, who understand basic computer tasks, who are reliable, who are willing to troubleshoot and who feel comfortable learning new (simple) software. It's a bonus if you use the library as well.

While we don't know what times will be available yet, you can start submitting your applications. Just click on this link and fill out an application once the position appears.

Or contact Krista at

Quiet Study & Study Rooms

Study Rooms

Study Rooms: Remember, there is a two-hour limit per person. You may sign up for additional time only after your two hours are close to being up, and no one has signed up for the room after you. The sign-up sheet for finals is in the blue folder near the library worker.

In addition, while snacks are okay in the rooms, larger meals are not. Not only does it sometimes create a mess, but the trash can stink up a room that may not be cleaned for a day or two, as is the case during holidays and weekends.

Breaks are good, so step outside, eat and go back to studying.

Just a reminder...

The library has the acoustics of a cathedral. Conversations held at a "normal voice" level get amplified. This is especially true when more and more people enter the space.

As people pour into the library to study for midterms, please be extra mindful of the volume of your voice. Even "normal voice" levels can sound loud.

So far, we think you've been doing a great job during the busier days, so please keep it up.

Quiet Devices

Don't forget, we have noise-quieting headphones and earplugs at the front desk.

Coming Soon.....

Next trimester, there will be exciting tweaks to the library.

Sound Muting: New soundproofing panels will be installed in the study rooms to reduce sound that travels between each room.

Study pods: A few study pods will be introduced. (Pictured-color will be different)

As usual, the library will have ear plugs and headphones at the front desk.

Writing Lab

If you'd like some help with that paper, please contact the writing lab.

We offer:

  • Assistance in developing the format of your paper.
  • Reading over your paper to make sure it flows and to catch recurring errors.
  • We do not, however, fully proofread or edit your paper.
  • Please make an appointment in advance. Drop-in hours are limited to the evenings and the off chance someone might be available during the day. Email for availability.

Greenawalt Library

Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.