Greenwich Library Extended Hours for School Exam Week

Greenwich Library will once again offer extended hours during midterm exams in January.

Dozens of students use the Library as a quiet study space during exams, both as individuals and as an ideal location for group study. As always, Library staff will be available to assist with reference questions.

  • The Main Library will remain open  9:00am until 10:00 pm on Tuesday, Jan 19 through Thursday, Jan 21 and on Monday, Jan 25 for public and private school exam weeks.
  • The Library will also remain open until 6:00 pm on Sunday, Jan 24. (There will be no extended hours on Friday and Saturday, regular schedule applies). 
  • Jose and EltonElton’s Café in the lower level of Greenwich Library will extend its hours until 7:00 pm on extended-hours weekdays so that students can purchase study break snacks. 

    (Elton’s Café is closed on Sundays.)

  • Note that the Library is closed on Monday, January 18 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 

“We are pleased to welcome Greenwich students to the Library during their exams. Our commitment to extended hours and our central location has made the Library a popular place to study among local students,” said Barbara Ormerod-Glynn, Greenwich Library Director. “Our entire staff is invigorated by the buzz of activity while students take advantage of this much-needed additional time to prepare for their exams.”

 The Library will be open late primarily for students, but anyone can use the facility during these extended hours.  Ormerod-Glynn also advised that as students like to study in groups, the noise level in the Library may be a little higher than usual, both during extended hours and regular Library hours on exam days.

The Greenwich Library system consists of the Main Library and its Byram Shubert and Cos Cob branches.  The mission of Greenwich Library is to provide exceptional resources, programs and services that promote the joy of lifelong learning and discovery, and to offer a welcoming place for people to gather and share experiences. With 1,400 programs and events per year, the Library seeks to serve as the cultural and intellectual crossroads of the community.  Greenwich Library has a total circulation of about 1.5 million, the highest reported in Connecticut.  Greenwich Library was recently named a five-star library by Library Journal for the seventh time.  The Main Library is located at 101 West Putnam Avenue in Greenwich.  More information is available online at www.greenwichlibrary.org or by calling 203-622-7900


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  • Jodi Weisz

    The Greenwich Library’s space utilization plan is so poor that it is a giant effort for them to open one hour for three more days! Jan 19th-Jan 21st.

    If Greenwich had a truly five star library they would have a study quad that had a separate gate/entrance that didn’t expose/allow full access to the entire library/collection but would serve as a community learning commons and public space for studying.

    Why the heck be closed on Martin Luther King Day?? This is crazy. This is a great day to catch up on one’s exams. Even the Bruce Museum is open and offers a brilliant and free program to all of Greenwich’s public students on MLK day (which my children attend every single year).

    The Greenwich Library has to seriously re-examine its budget and use of our public tax dollars.

    We live in a virtual world now, not the 1980’s.

    Here is one question for you: when you go to the first floor of the Greenwich Library will you run into somebody you know from town?

    Like you do when you go into Whole Foods or Citarella or the Junior League’s Enchanted Forest.

    No! Of course you will not.

    Because the Greenwich Public Library is NOT the Town’s Living Room.

    It is a 80’s style institution that keeps on asking us for more and more money for VERY big, bloated salaries of non-resident non-leaders who want to keep the status quo, which is a nice cushy job which little to no sacrifice.