We used to stay open until 7:00 p.m. on Saturdays, but changed to 6:00 p.m. in September. This matches the hours for the other McMaster libraries.
Throughout the 2008-2009 academic year, we monitored the number of patrons in the Library, particularly in the evenings and weekends and optimized our staffing levels accordingly. Frankly, there weren't sufficient numbers here on Saturday evenings to justify staffing the library beyond 6:00 p.m.
Answered by: Liz Bayley (Director, Health Sciences Library)