Students will soon be able to access a 24-hour, newly renovated study space in the Thurgood Marshall Library’s front gallery, equipped with Wi-Fi capability, comfortable seating, power outlets and snack machines.
Starting on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 10 p.m., students can activate their Bowie Cards at the Bowie Card Office in the Student Center to gain after-hours access to the library for late-night study sessions in a welcoming environment. Video monitoring and an emergency safety phone will make the study gallery a secure space.
Interim Library Dean Marian Rucker-Shamu said the library is responding to the needs of students who wanted an additional quiet location to study at night. “Our mission is to support the mission of the University in terms of retention and graduation rates,” she said.