Extended Hours at Greenwich Libraries for Midterms


Greenwich Library will once again offer extended hours to accommodate the study needs of high school students during midterm exams in January. Dozens of students use the Library as a quiet study space during exams, both as individuals and as an ideal location for group study. As always, Library staff will be available to assist with reference questions.

The Main Library will remain open from 9 a.m. until 10 p. m. on Monday, Jan. 14 through Thursday, Jan. 17. (There will be no extended hours Friday and Saturday; regular schedule applies). Note that the Library is closed on Monday, Jan. 21 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Extended hours dates are subject to change depending on the schools’ schedule and snow day cancellations.

For refreshments, the Library Café will remain open until 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 14 through Thursday, Jan. 17. The Café is closed on Sundays. Please note that no outside food of any kind is allowed in the café seating area, whether open or closed.

The branch libraries will also offer extended hours. The Byram Shubert Library will remain open until 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15 through Thursday, Jan. 17.  The Cos Cob library will stay open until 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15.

“We are pleased to welcome Greenwich students to the Library to find a convenient place to study, review notes and connect with their peers as they prepare for midterms,” said Barbara Ormerod-Glynn, Greenwich Library Director. “Our commitment to extended hours at all branch locations is central to our mission of fostering learning and we always look forward to the buzz of activity that surrounds the Library during this time of the year.”

All three Library locations offer creatively arranged extra seating options for the influx of students. Note that no outside food is allowed in any of the Libraries.

The Library will be open late primarily for students, but anyone can use the facility during these extended hours. Ormerod-Glynn also advised that as students like to study in groups, the noise level in the Library may be a little higher than usual, both during extended hours and regular Library hours on exam days.

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