The Henry Madden Library at Fresno State will be open 24 hours a day with limited services during the fall 2018 finals week beginning at noon on Sunday, Dec. 16 through 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20.

“We know that many students study around the clock to prepare for finals,” said Associated Students, Inc. President Demi Wack, “That’s why we are happy to partner with the Madden Library this semester to make sure our students have a safe and quiet place to prepare for their exams.”

Associated Students, Inc. approved sponsoring 24-hour library hours during finals week at its student senate meeting on Nov. 28.

The extended hours will be available only for current Fresno State students. All patrons will exit the building at midnight and students will be allowed to re-enter with valid student ID.

In order for overnight campus staff to meet the primary goal of providing a safe and quiet space for students, study space during extended hours will be limited to the east side of the north wing’s second floor.

Research and public services staff such as librarians or circulation desk assistants will not be available, nor will other library resources such as computer and printing access.

Many of the library’s resources and services are available online 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Students may also use the “Ask a Librarian” feature on the website to contact a librarian at any time.

The finals week extended hours are made in partnership with Fresno State Associated Students, Inc. and the University’s administration office. Additional staffing and security support are provided by the Fresno State Police Department. Snacks will be provided by Associated Students, Inc.

For more information, contact Gina De Young, Associated Students, Inc. programs coordinator, at 559.278.6171 or