In light of a recent MN Daily article (http://mndaily.com/2009/02/25/disputes-carlson-between-security-students) it has come to the attention of many that our campus needs a 24 hour library where people from all colleges can study at night. People don't all have the same study habits. For example, for some people the only available time they have to study is either right before the library closes or after that time. Opening up Walter or Wilson library to faculty, students, and staff (with a valid U-Card) from 12am-7am in designated areas would be beneficial to students who have atypical study hours and also to staff who are working on research or need to use the library at this time. Programs like this are already in place at universities similar to our size. Arizona State University has extended hours after 12am with a valid university identification. I think that this would be a similar model that the University of Minnesota could have. If you are in favor of having an extended access library, please sign this petition.