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Finals are approaching.   We’re here to help.

Thompson Library open 24 hours during Study Days week.


Need a place to study on campus throughout the day and night?photo (11)

The Frances Willson Thompson Library will open at 8 am on Monday, December 7th and will remain open  until midnight on Thursday, December 10th.

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That’s right   —

the library will remain open 24 hours Monday, Tuesday and Wed, not closing again until midnight on Thursday, December 10th.




photo (14)This winter, in conjunction with and through the assistance of Student Government as well as the generosity of volunteers within the library staff, Thompson Library will adjust its hours of operation, extending the time we are open.


photo (5)There will be several mini-events in the library throughout the 24 hour schedule to support students stressed by preparing for finals.



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Student Life hands out breakfast sandwiches, bagels, beverages and more!

Student Government is providing light refreshments early in the evening.   To shake off a little stress and get bodies moving, Brooke and George from Theater Department will lead yoga stretching exercises in the Media Room (3rd floor) during the evening.


Therapy Dogs visit University of Michigan-Flint campus. (2015)
Therapy Dogs will visit Thompson Library on Tuesday, December 15 to assist students dealing with stress.




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Detailed coloring books and pencils to help relieve stress.

Coloring books, those charming pages with intricate designs, will be available along with coloring pencils to help take your mind off studying for a few minutes.  (Sometimes that’s all that’s needed to re-focus your mind to the task at hand.)

Students needing to study for exams or work on that final paper are welcome to come and take advantage of these special extended hours for this week.


Thompson Library has over 900 chairs at carrels, tables and study rooms in a quiet atmosphere.

Therapy Dogs visit Thompson Library
Study rooms can be reserved online; pick up the key at the front desk when you arrive and be guaranteed a study space!

Bring your coffee, your books and (if you want) your laptops – whatever you need to do your research and studying in a quiet, serene location conducive to scholarly contemplation.

Therapy Dogs visit Thompson Library




Both campus Wi-Fi and ITS lab computers and printers are available.  Or check out a laptop using your library card (UMID) for use inside the library.

There are over 70 computers (including a few Macs) in the ITS lab located within the library (divided among all 3 floors).  Additionally, ITS supplies 3 printer/copier machines (one on each floor).

Therapy Dogs visit Thompson Library
There are many outlet plugs (including under each of the carrels along the edge of the room) for powering devices.

Laptops are available to checkout for use within the library.

VHS and DVD players are available in each of the Study Rooms.

Study Rooms can be reserved online (check the UM-Flint Thompson Library website) for study groups.

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Midnight at the oasis — the Reference Desk. Vera Anderson and Vince Prygoski working the post-midnight hours in the Library. December 7, 2015

Plus there are Reference Librarians on hand to help you find and use the research materials provided by the library, both in print and online.




Thompson Library provides access to:

  • Over 250,000 books shelved in our building and an additional 500,000 ebooks online (available to borrow just like the print books, but readable as full text online).
  • A collection of over 4,000 music CDs and videos in DVD format.
  • Over 1,000 databases offering indexes to scholarly journals and data sets, many full text online.

… and so much more!





photo (16)And as always, our

librarians and staff will be available to assist students with their research needs.









Through the end of December 2015, Thompson Library will be open during the following hours:


                Monday (7th)  —  Wednesday (9th):    Open 24 hours

      Thursday (10th) –                                             Close at midnight.

                Friday (11th):                                                       8 am to 7 pm

                Saturday:                                                             10 am to 9 pm   

      Sunday:                                                                 12 noon to 12 midnight

                Monday (14th)  —  Thursday (17th):     8 am to 2 am

                Friday (18th):                                                       8 am to 9 pm

                Saturday (19th):                                              10 am to 9 pm   

      Sunday (20th):                                                  12 noon to 12 midnight

      Monday (21st):                                                    8 am to midnight

      Tuesday & Wed (22 & 24th):                       8 am to 6 pm.

Along with the rest of the University of Michigan-Flint campus, Thompson Library will be CLOSED for intersession from December 24 through January 1st, and re-open on January 2, 2016.

Browsing Collection Fiction 2And — should you need something to read during this long winter break — remember your library has a large paperback fiction collection of “good reads,” along with our new Browsing Collection of best sellers.

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The semester is almost over.  Let’s go to the Library!