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The Spike or Victoria University College Review June 1925

Sabbath in the Library

Sabbath in the Library

Dear Sir,

May I crave the indulgence of your excellent magazine to air a matter which is to many of us of great importance? It concerns the Library—the privileges of which excellent institution I, for one, take full advantage of. Could you tell me why the College Library closes at 12.30 on Saturdays? This seems to me a great pity, for, while the Library should be for the use and benefit of the students, it is closed during a time when many could, and would, use it. It is all so very well to say that students have had enough swot by Saturday—what about the students who have to work all day for their living (the largest percentage of those at Victoria) and whose main spare time is over the week-end? I am aware, of course, that many will be representing the College on the field of sport, and without belittling these in the slightest, I would point out that they are only a small percentage—about 20% at the most. What about the other 650 or so students? The Library being available on Saturday afternoon and evening would be a tremendous boon to them.

Hoping you will be generous enough to give this suggestion consideration, and thanking you for your space.

I am, etc.,