About a hundred students barricaded themselves in the main library on the Mount Scopus campus of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and studied by candelight, Thursday evening, as part of the student union's protest of the university administration's refusal to extend library hours during exams. The students say that in weeks of talks, the school has refused all compromises, including one in which student volunteers would supervise the one floor of the library that would be open until midnight during test month.
Ahead of next week's beginning of the exam period, hundreds of students are visiting the libraries during the evening hours. Tel Aviv University has opened its library 24 hours a day during the exam period. Other schools have set aside study rooms for students who stay during the evening and overnight hours.