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    LSE's library has just announced it's going 24-hour for a trial two month period, with a view to making this permanent. I know this happens in the States, but does anybody else in the UK or Europe do the same? Is this the way things are going? What next-revision seminars at 2am on a wet Sunday?



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    (Original post by W.A.S Hewins)
    LSE's library has just announced it's going 24-hour for a trial two month period, with a view to making this permanent. I know this happens in the States, but does anybody else in the UK or Europe do the same? Is this the way things are going? What next-revision seminars at 2am on a wet Sunday?



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    wow 24 hrs library sounds cool
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    We have a 23hr Computer cluster.
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    (Original post by W.A.S Hewins)
    LSE's library has just announced it's going 24-hour for a trial two month period, with a view to making this permanent. I know this happens in the States, but does anybody else in the UK or Europe do the same? Is this the way things are going? What next-revision seminars at 2am on a wet Sunday?



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    Arghhhhhhhhhhhh this is so typical, always make changes you'd have wished for during your time there once you have left the place! Ah well, some of the Oxbridge colleges have 24 hour libs (thought I'd bring that up at you're so anti Oxbridge-also you've not replied to the Oxbridge Social Scieces post-its in the Econ/Oxbridge thread).
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    Yey 24hr library, cant wait for some all night crammin sessions
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    Yeah, some Oxbridge colleges (Christ's is the well known example here) have 24 hour libraries; ours closes at midnight, or 2 in exam term. The UL is not 24 hour however, although I don't know what hours it is open (have yet to set foot in the place).
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    Yeah, some Oxbridge colleges (Christ's is the well known example here) have 24 hour libraries; ours closes at midnight, or 2 in exam term. The UL is not 24 hour however, although I don't know what hours it is open (have yet to set foot in the place).
    Ours (st. john's) is 24 hours, pretty useful but it does require a card to get out as well as in after 7pm - a fact that has led to some rather longer late night library sessions than you might have had planned...
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    (Original post by J.S.)
    Arghhhhhhhhhhhh this is so typical, always make changes you'd have wished for during your time there once you have left the place! Ah well, some of the Oxbridge colleges have 24 hour libs (thought I'd bring that up at you're so anti Oxbridge-also you've not replied to the Oxbridge Social Scieces post-its in the Econ/Oxbridge thread).
    I'm not anti-Oxbridge, am in fact a great admirer, but believe in robust/living in the realworld/ criticism where needed etc etc. Don't want to go into my academic background, but I have lots of personal experience of Oxbridge colleges. I was aware that some of the college libraries are open all the time, but the significance of the LSE Library is it's so very big, so specialist, and open even to non-LSE people (although the 24 hour access will initially be restricted).

    Shortage of time means I can't always answer posts straightaway. In anycase I don't like getting into long-running arguments-it gets too personal-once my point is made clearly enough I tend to move on.
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    I should have known this before I rejected LSE.
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    (Original post by W.A.S Hewins)
    I'm not anti-Oxbridge, am in fact a great admirer, but believe in robust/living in the realworld/ criticism where needed etc etc. Don't want to go into my academic background, but I have lots of personal experience of Oxbridge colleges. I was aware that some of the college libraries are open all the time, but the significance of the LSE Library is it's so very big, so specialist, and open even to non-LSE people (although the 24 hour access will initially be restricted).

    Shortage of time means I can't always answer posts straightaway. In anycase I don't like getting into long-running arguments-it gets too personal-once my point is made clearly enough I tend to move on.
    From my experience, I thought the library was style over substance. Soooo many of the more recent publications were not there-and when they did get ahold of them, it was too damn late, and I had to go down to the Brit. Library for them. Overall, I was very disappointed with the LSE lib. as well as so many of my closest buds. Although, would have been great had it been 24 hour at the time, esp. as I did well over 90% of my coursework after midnight!!!

    Even though I couldn't get ahold of a good deal of want I was looking for, I loved the surroundings and spent a hell of a lot of time there...so I've pleasant memories of the place; yet, there are quite a few improvements in order!
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    Even before LSE, Bath is the only University to have a 24-Hr library.
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    Our library is open from 8am to 10pm, but the reading room is open on a 23hr basis (so people have a study space). I've got a friend studying at the University of Konstanz in Germany and if I remember correctly their library is open 24 hours (quite surprising for Germany, where most universities do all they can to make life harder for students).
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    Plenty of universities have a 24hr library. The one at Central Lancs is.
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    "Bath's Library and Learning Centre [2], which offers full 24-hour access to all collections, is considered to be the first example of its kind in the UK."
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    (Original post by Bigcnee)
    "Bath's Library and Learning Centre [2], which offers full 24-hour access to all collections, is considered to be the first example of its kind in the UK."
    Yes, fair enough, but my point is that lots of universities (including UCLan which is a comparatively poor ex-poly) have 24hr libraries. So the LSE going 24hr is really not that big a deal.
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    (Original post by hildabeast)
    Yes, fair enough, but my point is that lots of universities (including UCLan which is a comparatively poor ex-poly) have 24hr libraries. So the LSE going 24hr is really not that big a deal.
    Hmm.. yes. I think Hewie has a strange obsession with the place.
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    (Original post by Bigcnee)
    Hmm.. yes. I think Hewie has a strange obsession with the place.
    Like mjg...hmmm...interesting.
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    (Original post by W.A.S Hewins)
    LSE's library has just announced it's going 24-hour for a trial two month period, with a view to making this permanent. I know this happens in the States, but does anybody else in the UK or Europe do the same? Is this the way things are going? What next-revision seminars at 2am on a wet Sunday?
    I can't quite believe that your posting about library opening hours.
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    Like mjg...hmmm...interesting.
    lol...
    Hewins...mjg....Hewins...mjg.... hmmmm very interesting....i wonder...do you think it could be true??
    hehe
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    (Original post by Bigcnee)
    Even before LSE, Bath is the only University to have a 24-Hr library.

    I'm interested in all the data people have put in. Didn't realise the extent to which the 24/7 thing had already started. It's not a simple matter: twenty four hour opening can cost a lot of money, especially if you have a library with 4.5 million items, like LSE. It also changes the whole ambience of an institution, and may only be the thin end of the wedge (ie other facilities, even classes could be provided at unconventional times)...
 
 
 
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