Reader’s response to ‘Library needs extended hours’ from April 2015 Times issue

I completely agree! For those of us who are taking (five credit) evening courses, we are in classes from 5:15 p.m. until 9:50 p.m. and that’s IF we don’t have questions for our instructor! We get 10 minutes between lecture and lab to study for lab quizzes. Too much is on the line to miss information that could be included on an exam.

We’re in a highly competitive field where much of us feel it is near to impossible to achieve our career goals coming from a community college. You need a near perfect GPA in prerequisites to even think about applying to any Health Science programs when planning on transferring to a four-year institution!

By the time I make it to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library downtown and find a safe, lit parking area, I must go through; constant checking of my student I.D., finding a study area that is quiet and not smelling of urine, and finally after all that, if I must use the restroom I have to haul all my electronics and valuables with me.

Needless to say I’m lucky if I get 30 minutes to study after all the hassle!

I, like many others needing extended library hours-am a mother, work, and am a full time student. Those students like me find studying at home is not very productive.
So, please extend SJCC Library Hours to accommodate those of us who endure trials and tribulation to attend SJCC to receive our education, better our futures and pave the way for children to have a safe and distraction free place to study.

Thank you,
Tiffany Errecalde

Future nurse and mother of two