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Hicks Undergraduate Library, Purdue University Libraries

West entrance to Hicks Undergraduate Library, Purdue University Libraries

The Hicks Undergraduate Library will be open again 24/7 (with Purdue University ID swipe access overnight) starting Monday, Oct. 16 for the remainder of the fall semester 2017.

According to Dean of Purdue University Libraries James Mullins, after gathering data about use at WALC, it was determined there is a need for Hicks to provide 24/7 access due to the high number of student-group meetings taking place in the Wilmeth Active Learning Center (WALC) classrooms in the evening, reducing its capacity.

A task force will soon be formed comprised of Libraries faculty and staff members, Registrar staff members, and Purdue Student Government president to determine the appropriate use of the WALC classrooms for the Spring 2018 semester.

No student groups have been approved to schedule a classroom in the WALC for spring semester until this Task Force makes its recommendation.

Also, use statistics will be collected for both Hicks and WALC during the late-night and early-morning hours to determine level of demand and whether it warrants maintaining Hicks as a 24/7 facility after the Spring 2018 semester.