Adding hours to the library’s schedule would require increasing our staff, which is unfortunately impossible at this time. Our current schedule makes the most out of our allotment of student employees as provided to us via federal financial aid. This allotment has been cut over the past few years; so far we have been able to maintain our opening hours despite these cutbacks.
We work very carefully to make the most out of our resources, and this also applies to scheduling. We are currently open for those hours that usage statistics tell us are the busiest (and therefore the most needed). Usage statistics also suggest that usage after midnight on weekdays, and on Friday/Saturday nights, would be extremely low. We could not justify scheduling staff for hours during which the building would too often be empty. But we keep all requests for a different schedule of opening hours, and consider them when we create our schedule for the next year.
The good news: we offer longer hours starting the week before exams (open until 2 a.m.) and a 24-hour period on reading day.