Conveniently located in the DiMenna-Nyselius Library, the library café will offer signatureStarbucks drinks, snacks and pre-made sweets. The café, which has been newly refinished, will be open seven days a week, so there’s no need to rush for your espresso, macchiato or other favorite beverage.

In addition to extended hours, many amenities have been added to enhance your dining experience. New charging stations accommodate most phones and electronics, a flat screen TV and an open bookshelf make the café an ideal environment for all students.

Additionally, Rob & Iggy’s will offer “grab & go” options available for purchase at the café. These new features make the café a quiet enough place to study, yet a convenient option to grab a quick snack with your friends, watch the news or leave books for your peers.

As of last Friday, Starbucks has been open three days and already, employees are both confident and excited. Employees are being trained hands-on by current Starbucks staff to ensure a consistent and bold taste.

However, students will not be able to use Starbucks rewards cards as they would at other Starbucks locations.

Starbucks at the library café has so far received overall positive reviews by students and staff. There have been increased sightings of the green siren all over campus and those iconic clear iced coffee cups are a huge hit between classes.

Reference and Instruction Librarian Joan Clark is not a coffee drinker, but is happy about the improvements. Clark hopes that the “later hours will boost library attendance and attract more students.”

Sharon Sparkman, circulation supervisor, is a fan of Starbucks’ specialty drinks and believes it will add to everyone’s convenience. Sparkman likes the earlier hours in particular, and would go to Starbucks when she didn’t have time to make some coffee at home.

For many students like, Ashley Cherian ‘18, the library café is ideal for a quick snack. “If I don’t want to grab a big lunch, Starbucks is perfect!”

I was sitting in the café between classes for the first time and left with a Starbucks blend of steaming coffee and caramel glaze over my tongue, wondering why something like this didn’t happen sooner. It is a great dining alternative for all and saves one a trip on the StagBus or going on coffee runs downtown with your friends.

Enjoy at your convenience: The library café is open every day: 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday.

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