In Brief

Library to stay open 24/7 during finals, thanks to donors

09 October 2009

A donation from two Cal parents will allow the Gardner (Main) Stacks and Moffitt Library, the campus hub of late-night studying during finals, to remain open 24 hours a day during the final exams period this academic year. This reverses the painful budget decision made earlier this semester to limit the hours of the two libraries during finals.

Richard and Lisa Steiny donated $30,000 last week upon learning of the dilemma of the library hours, recognizing the impact it would have on students. They know best: the Steiny's are parents of two Cal students; Lisa earned her bachelor's degree at Berkeley in 1984; and Richard is a 1979 alumnus and a trustee of the UC Berkeley Foundation. The two are vice chairs of the Cal Parents Board.

Fall finals run from 8 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 10 through 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 19. During this period, Moffitt Library and Gardner Stacks will be open 24 hours for students to study, as will the Moffitt Microcomputer Lab and the Free Speech Movement Café.

Visit the library website for information on hours at all campus libraries.