Damn, it would have been real pathetic to see Doe and Moffitt libraries empty during the wee morning hours of finals week – no procrastinators, amphetamine jockeys or Berkeley students studious enough to earn those sterile depths the reverence they deserve. Rocked by this awful thought, some generous parents came through where the state of California could not, throwing down hella bank to keep those caverns (and the Free Speech Movement Cafe) open when they’re needed most. Clutch, Mr. & Mrs. Steiny.

Their $30,000 gift will do precisely the following: From 8 a.m. Dec. 10 through 5 p.m. Dec. 19, Gardner Stacks, Moffit Library, the Moffit Microcomputer Lab and the Free Speech Movement Cafe will not close. Our gratitude, from the Clog.

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Libraries to stay open 24/7 during finals, thanks to donors [News Center]

Ricardo Gomez said:
Oct 11, 2009 at 6:50 pm

I’m glad this is happening this year. However, this opens the door to other types of private funding for the libraries. I’m ok with alumni donations but I dunno if I want Coca Cola finals weeks in the future, naamean?