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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In a story Aug. 25 about Salt Lake City's library exploring a 24/7 operating schedule, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a plan to test the schedule had been approved. The library's board voted to establish a test plan but the plan has not been approved. The story also should have made it clear that the board hired a consultant to conduct a study, not a survey, of how many people might visit the library.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Salt Lake City library still exploring 24/7 schedule

Salt Lake City downtown main library working on test plan for 24/7 schedule

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Officials with Salt Lake City's downtown main library are crafting a test plan to see what it would take to keep the branch open 24 hours a day.

KUTV-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1NGYrAr) the library's board of directors voted Monday to establish an operating and safety plan for running the library on a 24/7 schedule.

Executive director of the Main Library, John Spears, says opponents of the board's plan worry about safety and more homeless people seeking shelter at the library. But Spears says the library is a safe place, and the rules of no sleeping or camping would still apply.

The board hired a consultant to conduct a study, which showed that up to 866 more people might visit the library if it had extended hours.

If the board approves the test plan, the library could begin operating on a 24/7 schedule for a two-year trial period.

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