With exams looming in the not-so-distant future, late-night bookworms can soon rejoice about two extra hours at Davis Library.
Beginning Monday, the library will return to its previous closing time of 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, an extension from its current closing time of midnight.
The longer hours are the result of a $35,000 donation from the Rams Club.
Judy Panitch, director of library communications, said Davis Library was forced to close its doors at midnight this semester due to budget cuts.
She said she heard complaints from students about the change.
About 200 students used Davis Library between midnight and 2 a.m. on an average weeknight last year, she said.
“We know this is a real need,” Panitch said.
“The students depend on having those library hours available.”
John Montgomery, executive director of the Rams Club, said this is the second time his organization has made a donation to the UNC Libraries.
He said the Rams Club, which provides financial support to UNC athletics, gave money in 1990 when the University was experiencing budget cuts and the libraries were strained.