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Library's Hearst Room Opens 24/7 as of Tuesday, March 29

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The Kalmanovitz Library and Center for Knowledge Management is extremely pleased to announce that The Hearst Reading Room will be accessible to students for individual and group study 24 hours a day, seven days a week, effective Tuesday, March 29th. Students may access the Room during regular Library hours via the main doors to the Library. At all other times, students may use the secure entrance (to the left of the main entrance as you face the building) and go directly into The Hearst Reading Room. Access during non-library hours requires a valid UCSF student ID card.

Among the resources available in The Hearst Reading Room are several lighted study carrels and tables as well as five group study rooms. Recent renovations include security features around the entrance and new restrooms for use when the Library is closed. In addition, the UCSF Police Department will maintain a small substation inside The Hearst Reading Room, which will further enhance security after-hours.

Major funding for this renovation was provided by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, which also made a significant gift to the campaign when the Library was built more than 20 years ago.

“Given the financial crisis the University faces, the Hearst Foundation’s renewed support translates into an unprecedented expansion of access for students,” said Karen Butter, University Librarian and Assistant Vice Chancellor. “This has been a goal of ours for several years and we are grateful for the visionary support that made this milestone possible.”

Additional funds were contributed by Student Academic Affairs, the Chancellor’s Student Service Fee Advisory Committee, and donors to the UCSF Library Annual Fund.

All students are invited to come by the Parnassus Library at 10:00 pm on Tuesday, March 29th as The Hearst Reading Room officially opens as UCSF’s newest student resource!

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