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Students protest university library hours

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Several dozen students who forced open a closed University of San Diego library are vowing to stay around-the-clock at the facility until the end of final exams Friday to protest state budget cuts.

University administrators said Tuesday they're welcome to remain.

Administrators pulled back university police early Monday as students gathered outside the doors.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that officials want to avoid confrontations like the one last month at the University of California, Davis, when campus police sprayed demonstrators with pepper spray.

Officials say no one will be punished for the break-in.

The former Center for Library & Instructional Computing Services is one of three the university closed over the summer because of state cuts. Students have vowed to leave the library after Friday.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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