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Event: Student Government kicks off 24/5 service at PCL for the spring semester. The event is free and open to the public.
When: 8 p.m., Monday, March18, 2013
Where: The University of Texas at Austin, Perry-Castañeda Library (map).
Background: The University of Texas Libraries and Student Government will relaunch 24-hour service fro the spring semester at the Perry-Castañeda Library, with a small celebration to follow in the University Federal Credit Union Student Learning Commons.
Austin’s Pizza is providing food (while it lasts), and the first 100 attendees will receive one of the popular “I Live in the PCL” t-shirts.
In order to fulfill one of their central campaign promises, Student Body President Thor Lund and Student Body Vice President Wills Brown, with support from Student Government staff, have spent the last year working to secure funding for 24-hour service.
The PCL will open for 24-hour service on March 18 to coincide with the mid-term exam period and continue through the end of final exams for the spring 2012 semester.
24-hour, 5-day weekly service begins with the Libraries’ normal Sunday noon opening and ends with the regular 11 p.m. Friday closure, with Saturday hours remaining at 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Student government representatives were able to obtain commitments from the Office of the Provost, the Vice President for Student Affairs and the Texas Exes to make 24-hour service a reality at the university’s central library branch for the initial pilot year to conclude at the end of the spring semester.
Student leaders will make an announcement regarding their efforts to obtain permanent funding at the event on March 18.