Stop the Clock: Booth Library Open to Campus Community 24/7

Date Posted: 

Thursday, March 28, 2019

ELKINS – Students asked and Booth Library is delivering. When the calendar revolves to April 1, the campus community will have 24/7 access to all common lobby areas.

“That’s no April Fool,” said D&E Director of Information Services Amy Mattingly. “We’ve been planning this for months and it’s finally happening.”

To celebrate, the Library will host a “Stop the Clock!” party from 9:30-10:30 p.m. Sunday, March 31, complete with coffee, snacks and confetti. D&E Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Rob Phillips will officially unlock the gates between the current 24/7 computer lab and the new study spaces. 

“I’m thrilled to have additional 24/7 study space for students, especially since we have enhanced it with furniture and technology,” said Assistant Director of Booth Library Mary Jo DeJoice.

Students may have already noticed furniture has been rearranged. Small tables and larger cozy chairs can be moved around to suit the needs of study groups. Additional computers have been installed on all three floors and printing will be more convenient with access to another 24/7 printer/copier on the first floor. The third floor Student Lounge has gained a big-screen TV. The Library will provide an HDMI cable for students who bring their own device. The downstairs lobby will remain as the quiet space. 

As safety for the campus community always remains a top priority, students will still need to swipe their IDs to enter the building after the main library doors close. Members of the Office of Safety and Security will add patrols to the area and students should be prepared to show their IDs if asked. 

Related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Davis & Elkins College is located in Elkins, 2 hours east of Charleston, 3 hours south of Pittsburgh and 4 hours west of Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit the College website at or call 304-637-1243.