Since April 2007, the extended opening hours have been financed by University Quality Funds. These funds are awarded by the Study Quality Commission (SQC), in which students also have a say. The SQC has asked the Göttingen State and University Library for possibilities for savings. After an evaluation of the current number of visitors, the SQC agreed to the proposal of the Göttingen State and University Library to shorten the opening hours of the Central Library. The measure will now be implemented.