To Whom It May Concern:
I just learned from one of your librarians that you are planning to shorten the hours further, starting on June 12, 2016, Sun: 9:00AM-7:00PM, and
Mon-Thurs: 7:00AM-7:00PM, and the same hours you've had for Friday and Saturday.
I'm a regular public patron and I truly don't agree that the library should have shorter hours for public patrons. If this is in relation to some of the public people that have come into the library that may be homeless, or mentally unstable, etc., than there is a way to deal with that on a case by case basis with each individual, but to punish other public patrons, who use the library for research purposes, etc., is wrong. Our tax dollars do go towards this library and all State Schools, and we should be respected.
Your librarian didn't understand that many people's tax dollars, went into the formation of such a good library, and it's a great place to research and study important situations, etc. I've used this library for many years to help diagnose and provide second opinions to my elderly parents, who are very far away, and it's been very helpful. To have the hours shorten is wrong. The way you had it, was just fine, and I'd hope you consider that for the next season of 2016-2017.
If you have problems with some public people, then you do have the Campus Police to assist you. But NOT ALL public patrons are problematic. To jeopardize the appreciative enjoyment of your library for a few who don't, is not fair and disrespectful to decent tax paying citizens that use libraries.
I would be very interested in hearing from you on this as this is very upsetting.