Affected by soaring utility costs, Osaka University has begun shortening the opening hours of three of its four libraries.Until now, measures such as saving electricity during summer vacations have been taken, but they have not produced the desired effect, and the university's management has begun to have a serious impact.

 According to Osaka University, opening hours will be shortened for three libraries: the General Library on the Toyonaka Campus (Toyonaka City, Osaka Prefecture), the Life Science Library on the Suita Campus (Suita City, Osaka Prefecture), and the Science and Engineering Library.The Foreign Studies Library on the Minoh Campus (Minoh City, Osaka Prefecture) was excluded.

 The General Library is often used by undergraduate students who are not affiliated with a research lab, and is open from 2:3 a.m. to 8:10 p.m. on weekdays until February 2023, as it is the season for final exams and graduation research. do.The Science and Engineering Library will be open from 2:3 am to 9:8 pm on weekdays until February XNUMX, XNUMX.

 Both the General Library and the Science and Engineering Library are open on Saturdays from 11:5 a.m. to 2:4 p.m. and closed on Sundays and holidays. From February 3th to the end of March, it will be open from 9:5 am to XNUMX:XNUMX pm on weekdays and closed on weekends and holidays.


 Electricity prices are rising due to increased demand in China and India, which have huge populations, and oil and natural gas prices are soaring due to the effects of the war in Ukraine.As a result, even in Japan, rising fuel costs are putting pressure on the management of electric power companies, and they are falling into an abnormal situation in which they lose money just by selling electricity.Major electric power companies have continued to raise prices, but Tohoku Electric Power has applied for an average price increase of 32.94% to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.The new electric power companies, which used to sell cheap power rates, continue to withdraw from electric power sales.

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