It’s that time of year when the nights get longer, the air gets colder, snow falls, and the holiday spirit descends upon Toronto… and law students can’t enjoy any of it due to the end-of-term frenzy of caffeine, summaries, studying, and writing papers and, finally, exams.
Last year I wrote a post trying to mitigate the at-times soul-searing weight of expectation that accompanies the exam rush, but I also know full well that no matter what you say or hear, it will feel like there are not enough hours in the day or coffee to possibly sustain yourself (speaking of which, since you’re drinking so much of it, you might as well learn a thing or two about it). However, the inexorable march of time will eventually get you through, whether you like it or not.
As part of the semi-annual exam time festivities here at the Osgoode Library, we’ve moved to restricted access to the library from yesterday (November 25) to the end of exams on December 20th, when the library will close at 5 p.m. We are also extending our hours until 11 p.m. every night. As a result, our hours are now 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. from Monday to Friday and from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
A note on restricted access – while access is restricted, it is not prohibited. In other words, non-Osgoode students are entitled to access the library to obtain material or use our reference services; however, study space is restricted due to the fact that these spaces are limited and reserved for Osgoode students only. To facilitate and monitor the restricted access policy, Osgoode students will be issued a sticker that will be placed on your YU-cards to identify you as Osgoode students. If you do not already have this sticker, please stop at the Library circulation desk to obtain one. While this policy is in effect, please be prepared to show your YU-card to the library staff every time you enter the library.
In the meantime, take a deep breath, focus, and think of the relief that awaits on or around December 20th. Enjoy that while it lasts, since you’ll be back to do it all over again on January 6th!
Oh, and for a smile (again):