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The Learning Commons Student Worker Training Guide

This guide is designed to help Learning Commons student workers know what to do when working at the Perry Library Help Desk.

Learning Commons/Perry Library Hours

During the fall and spring, the Learning Commons (this includes the computers on the 2nd floor loft) is open to ODU students, faculty, and staff 24/5 (Sunday 9:00 am- Friday 10:00 pm.)  Saturday hours are the same for ODU and public patrons (9:00 am-10:00 pm).  A valid ODU ID is required to access the building Monday-Friday 12:00 am- 8:00 am.

Monday July 6 – Friday August 7, 2020

Monday-Friday, 8 am – 6 pm

Saturday-Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm

Saturday August 8, 2020 – Friday August 14, 2020

Monday-Friday, 8 am – 10 pm

Saturday-Sunday, 9 am – 10 pm

Saturday, August 15 – Sunday, November 8, 2020


Sunday 9 am – midnight

Monday-Thursday 7 am – midnight

Friday 7 am – 10 pm

Saturday 9 am – 10 pm

Extended hours for finals: open 24/7 Sunday, Nov. 8, 9 am – Wednesday, Nov. 25, midnight

* A valid ODU ID is required to access the building from 10pm to 8am.

Other University Libraries Service Points

The hours for other service points within University Libraries will vary.  If a patron expresses they need a service that another service point handles, make sure you give that patron the correct information.  For the sample interaction below, let's pretend this interaction takes place on a Friday during the fall semester:

Patron:  "I need to speak with the Interlibrary Loan Office.  What time do they close?"

LC Student Worker:  "The Interlibrary Loan Office closes at 5:00pm."

**** While the building closes at 10:00 pm on Fridays, the Interlibrary Loan Office closes at 5:00 pm***