By Ben Schafer and Iva Radman
Richmond VA.–With the recent economic downturn it would seem no one is immune to budget cuts, not even the VCU libraries like James Branch Cabell and Tompkins McCaw.
VCU has been offering the 24/5 service, also known as “library light all night,” since 2004 and was in jeopardy of losing it this fall due to the University’s budget cuts.
Overnight library hours are a rare commodity for any university, and VCU’s 24/5 (that’s 24 hours, five days a week) during final exams is no exception. VCU is one of only 4 libraries in Virginia that offers any 24 hour service second only to UVA whose hours are year round.