The virtues of the 24/7 university library in Covid times

The Beatrice Shilling Building at Royal Holloway University London (by Stride Treglown)

The return to university has led to new outbreaks of the C-virus and placed some students in lockdown. The BBC has reported that some complain of being locked down in their student university halls in a situation described by student unions as shambolic.

Cora Kwiatkowski, Divisional Director at Stride Treglown says that students in 2020 face an extraordinary burden in navigating the ongoing pandemic. But could the opening of libraries and study spaces 24/7 help maintain correct social distancing while keeping learning ongoing?

Not all students like to study during the day, but some as night owls could make use of university study spaces with correct distancing, if they were open twenty four hours a day.

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