Results From the Library Hours Survey

The Library has finished compiling the results from our Library Hours Survey that ran from 12:00pm on Thursday, October 1st through 5:00pm on Tuesday, October 6th.

A total of 655 surveys were received.

We thank everyone who participated in the survey and assure you that these results have been shared with library administration. We are still still discussing and considering all of our options.

Question 1: Do you need the Library open more hours?

Note: 100% of survey participants answered this question.

Answers % of TL Vote % of TL Participation
Yes 89.77% 89.77%
No 7.18% 7.18%
Undecided at this time 3.05% 3.05%

Question 2: If you answered yes in Question 1, what is the most important use for you?

Note: 92.98% of survey participants answered this question.

Answers % of TL Vote % of TL Participation
Study space 51.40% 47.79%
Computers, copiers, etc. 25.94% 24.12%
Books or other physical materials 18.88% 17.56%
Research help 3.78% 3.51%

Question 3: If you answered yes in Question 1, what is your second most important use?

Note: 91.30% of survey respondents answered this question.

Answers % of TL Vote % of TL Participation
Computers, copiers, etc. 36.12% 32.98%
Study space 28.60% 26.11%
Books or other physical materials 20.74% 18.93%
Research help 14.55% 13.28%

Question 4: If you answered yes in Question 1, what change in hours would best meet your needs?

Note: 89.62% of survey respondents answered this question.

Answers % of TL Vote % of TL Participation
Remain open until 10:30 Monday – Thursday evenings during the semester 62.52% 56.03%
Open on Sundays from noon-7PM 37.48% 33.59%

Question 5: Is there anything else you’d like to tell us about the issue of library hours?

Notes:

  • 29.16% of all survey respondents provided an answer to this question.
  • The 58 public comments can be viewed under our survey post.
  • We are still compiling, and trying to find the right format, to share the 133 anonymous comments submitted in the survey form.

Thank you for your participation. We welcome additional comments below.

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