Shields After Dark

Two ways to study late at Shields Library:

  • 24-Hour Study Room: Open 24/7 (except Picnic Day)
  • Shields After Dark: Shields Library is open until 2am during final exams. Plus, the Main Reading Room is open 24 hours a day on select days during finals. Note: Shields After Dark has been canceled for Fall Quarter 2021. Please see our hours page for current open hours.

More details on times and locations below.

24-Hour Study Room

The 24-Hour Study Room is located on the first floor of Shields Library, through a separate entrance facing the Main Quad.

It is open 24 hours a day, 364 days a year (every day except Picnic Day).

Shields After Dark

During final exams, all of Shields Library is open until 2am most days. See for dates this quarter.

The Main Reading Room and the adjacent Sally Porter and Nelle Branch Reading Rooms on the second floor are also open 24 hours a day on most days during finals (exact schedule is announced each quarter). Enter through the 24-Hour Study Room entrance on the Quad side of Shields.

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