Sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do–even if that gotta involves spending a Saturday night in a library.
UPC hears you out. We’re giving a voice to the voiceless, to those hushed by librarians on Saturday nights, when nobody should ever be working, really.
HEY GUY BEHIND THE DESK IN LEWIS BASEMENT!
So, how’d you get stuck with the Saturday night shift?
I requested it. It’s peaceful. I do homework. I’m doing Chinese right now because I got tired of Chemistry.
You know, it’s kind of really depressing down here in Lewis. Fine? Lewis-slash-Fine?
I think it’s the Fine wing of Lewis. The smiley face balloon makes it better. But, I like the fact that it’s depressing because then the happiest place is your book, so you want to study.
Any Saturday night regulars?
HEY GIRL POINTED OUT TO ME BY THE GUY BEHIND THE DESK!
Hey! What’re you up to?
Uhhh, I don’t really have a whole lot of time to talk …
Uhh, okay! I’ll go away now, then, I guess.
HEY GIRL WITH BIG HEADPHONES AND INCREDIBLY NEAT NOTES!
Homework. I missed lecture, so I’m going over the lecture notes.
Looks like math. Do you have a favorite equation?
I don’t think so.
I like anything with integrals because I think that they’re fun to draw.
Integrals. Hmm. I like the nabla, actually. It’s an upside down triangle.
What does it mean?
Fun fact, and scrabble word!
HEY GUY JUST SITTING DOWN IN AN UNCOMFORTABLE LOOKING CHAIR!
Have you ever tried sitting in the cool looking chairs?
No, I’m usually at a table.
Why are you in the library on a Saturday night?
I’m just trying to finish up work so I don’t have to do it tomorrow. I’ve been out a few times and it didn’t appeal to me. I’m just trying to even out my work over the week so that I can get more sleep.
I hear ya. So, how much sleep do you normally get?
Not enough. It doesn’t help that I have 9 AM classes, either.
Killer. Do you think that there’s a difference in the aura of the library on a Saturday night?
A little more peaceful I guess.
[turns to computer and goes on Blackboard]
So, nothing special?
[starts doing homework]
Okay! Well, bye!
HEY GUY TEXTING ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF LEWIS!
Is this a special occasion for you and the library?
Usually I don’t study in the library on a Saturday night–I go out. I just need to catch up. When I’m in the libary …
Library or Libary?
Well, I guess the first r just sometimes gets ignored.
Gotcha. What about going to the libary makes you study better?
You just kind of get away from it all. The library is study-conducive.
Any general thoughts on Saturdays in libraries?
Well, it’s really quiet. And I’m trying to get out of here as fast as possible.
Roger that. Me too.