Over the last two years, over two 6-month periods, we have tracked the number of members using the Mechanics' Institute Library after 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and found that Library usage drops dramatically during that last hour. Very few members used the Library after 8 p.m. during the last 6-month period (September 16, 2018 – March 15, 2019). Given low Library usage, we have decided to change our Monday through Thursday hours to 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
The new hours:
- will allow for better utilization of MI resources
- will contribute to staff safety by allowing evening staff to go home earlier when public transit runs more frequently
- still provide members 64 hours per week to enjoy the MI Library and all that it offers
- go into effect May 1, 2019
Please let me know if you have questions.
Deb Hunt, Library Director, email@example.com