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== <br>Library Hours - Guiding Principles ==
  
<br> Match college calendar - closed when college is officially closed; reduce hours on official holidays<br> Reduce open hours during semester and holiday breaks<br> Hours at branch libraries the same when possible, varying only when use statistics and activity warrant<br> Exam* and winter holiday hours will be TBD each semester/year<br> Fall Midterm break and Winter Carnival break - reduce hours at Davis Family and Armstrong; closed at Music <br> Closed on Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving<br> Circulation Desks are staffed all hours Libraries are open<br> Other LIS service point hours may differ from building hours
 
  
=== Regular Hours - Davis Family Library ===
 
  
Academic Year <br>Mon.-Thur., 7:30 AM – 1 AM <br>Fri., 7:30 AM – 11 PM <br>Sat., 9 AM – 11 PM <br>Sun., 9 AM – 1 AM <br>Summer<br>Mon.-Thur., 7:30 AM – 12 MIDNIGHT<br>Fri., 7:30 AM – 11 PM<br>Sat., 9 AM – 11 PM<br>Sun., 9 AM – 12 AM
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*Match college calendar - closed when college is officially closed; reduce hours on official holidays
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*Reduce open hours during semester and holiday breaks
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*Hours at branch libraries the same when possible, varying only when use statistics and activity warrant
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*Exam and winter holiday hours will be TBD each semester/year
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*Fall Midterm break and Winter Carnival break - reduce hours at Davis Family and Armstrong.
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*Closed on Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving
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*Circulation Desks are staffed all hours Libraries are open
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*Other LIS service point hours may differ from building hours
  
==== Exceptions - Davis Family Library ====
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=== Regular Hours - Davis Family Library ===
  
<br> Open full hours the day before classes resume, except the beginning of the summer session<br> Weekend before Fall classes resume: Sat 9-5 and Sun 9-8<br> Close at 8 pm on days that classes/exams end<br> Open 9-5 Monday-Friday during break periods<br> Sat &amp; Sun - closed for break periods between semesters - EXCEPT, any graduation, Alumni weekend,<br>Sat &amp; Sun open 9 – 5 pm for break periods within semesters<br> Fall Orientation 8 AM - 8 PM
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Academic Year <br>Mon.-Thur., 7:30 AM – 1 AM <br>Fri., 7:30 AM – 11 PM <br>Sat., 9 AM – 11 PM <br>Sun., 9 AM – 1 AM <br>Summer<br>Mon.-Thur., 7:30 AM – 12 MIDNIGHT<br>Fri., 7:30 AM – 11 PM<br>Sat., 9 AM 11 PM<br>Sun., 9 AM – 12 AM  
  
=== Regular Hours - Armstrong Library ===
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==== Exceptions - Davis Family Library ====
  
Academic Year <br>Mon.-Thur. 7:45 AM - Midnight<br>Fri. 7:45 AM – 6 PM<br>Sat. 10 AM – 6 PM<br>Sun. 1 PM – Midnight
 
  
Summer <br>Mon.-Thur., 7:45 AM – 10 PM<br>Fri., 7:45 AM – 6 PM<br>Sat. 10 AM – 6 PM<br>Sun. 1 PM – 10 PM
 
  
==== Exceptions - Armstrong Library ====
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*Open full hours the day before classes resume, except the beginning of the summer session
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*Weekend before Fall classes resume: Sat 9-5 and Sun 9-8
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*Close at 8 pm on days that classes/exams end
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*Open 9-5 Monday-Friday during break periods
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*Sat &amp; Sun - closed for break periods between semesters - EXCEPT, any graduation, Alumni weekend,
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*Sat &amp; Sun open 9 – 5 pm for break periods within semesters
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*Fall Orientation 8 AM - 8 PM
  
<br> Close at 5 pm on days that classes/exams end<br> Open 9 - 5 Monday-Friday during College break periods<br> Saturday and Sunday closed during College break periods<br> Sundays - breaks within semesters before classes resume - 4 pm - 12 midnight
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=== Regular Hours - Armstrong Library  ===
  
Regular Hours - Music Library<br>Academic Year<br>Mon.-Thur. 9 AM – MIDNIGHT<br>Fri. 9 AM – 5 PM<br>Sat. 10 AM – 6 PM <br>Sun. 1 PM – midnight<br>Summer <br>Mon.-Thur., 9 AM – 10 PM <br>Fri., 9 AM – 5 PM<br>Sat., 10 AM – 6 PM<br>Sun., 1 PM – 10 PM
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Academic Year <br>Mon.-Thur. 7:45 AM - Midnight<br>Fri. 7:45 AM – 6 PM<br>Sat. 10 AM – 6 PM<br>Sun. 1 PM – Midnight
  
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Summer <br>Mon.-Thur., 7:45 AM – 10 PM<br>Fri., 7:45 AM – 6 PM<br>Sat. 10 AM – 6 PM<br>Sun. 1 PM – 10 PM
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==== Exceptions - Armstrong Library  ====
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*Close at 5 pm on days that classes/exams end
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*Open 9 - 5 Monday-Friday during College break period
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*Saturday and Sunday closed during College break periods
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*Sundays - breaks within semesters before classes resume - 4 pm - 12 midnight<br>
  
 
=== Exam Periods  ===
 
=== Exam Periods  ===
  
<br> Davis Family Library open 24/7; to be evaluated on a semester by semester basis pending budget, stats review and user feedback; and by consulting exam schedules/locations<br> Music - Regular hours<br> Armstrong - extend hours until midnight the Friday of the exam period - ONLY if needed to accommodate exam schedule; extended hours will match the earliest or latest exam in Bi-Hall. If there are no exams scheduled, regular hours will be in effect.<br> Middlebury College Access card required for entry to Davis Family Library during exam period outside regular hours to prioritize facility use for primary users
 
  
  
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*Davis Family Library open 24/7; to be evaluated on a semester by semester basis pending budget, stats review and user feedback; and by consulting exam schedules/locations
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*Armstrong - extend hours until midnight the Friday of the exam period - ONLY if needed to accommodate exam schedule; extended hours will match the earliest or latest exam in Bi-Hall. If there are no exams scheduled, regular hours will be in effect.
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*Middlebury College Access card required for entry to Davis Family Library during exam period outside regular hours to prioritize facility use for primary users
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=== Summer ===
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=== Summer ===
  
<br> 9 am - 5 pm July 4th<br>Sunday before 9-week classes begin<br> Davis Family and Armstrong: regular summer Sunday hours<br> Music: CLOSED
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*9 am - 5 pm July 4th (unless we get permission to close)
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*Sunday before 9-week classes begin -&nbsp;Davis Family and Armstrong: regular summer Sunday hours
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== Routine Processes  ==
 
== Routine Processes  ==
  
<br>• Hours reviewed annually in July and on a as needed basis throughout the year by a representative group of LIS staff (User Services, Circulation Services, LIS Administration, and LIS Facility Coordinator)<br>• Review activity, user feedback, usage stats and staffing resources to determine changes to hours; regularly evaluate for possible budget savings <br>• Provide advance notice and consult with constituent and user groups regarding library hours; consult with Event Management<br>• Notify the user community – all staff/faculty/student - to any change in the regular library hours – spring break, fall break, Thanksgiving, Exams, Winter Carnival, Holidays, break periods<br>• Hours signage posted on web, at service points and on entrance doors<br>• Notify Public Safety<br>• Notify Library Cafe<br>&nbsp;
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<br>• Hours reviewed annually in July and on a as needed basis throughout the year by a representative group of LIS staff (User Services, Circulation Services, LIS Administration, and LIS Facility Coordinator)<br>• Review activity, user feedback, usage stats and staffing resources to determine changes to hours; regularly evaluate for possible budget savings <br>• Provide advance notice and consult with constituent and user groups regarding library hours; consult with Event Management<br>• Notify the user community – all staff/faculty/student - to any change in the regular library hours – spring break, fall break, Thanksgiving, Exams, Winter Carnival, Holidays, break periods<br>• Hours signage posted on web, at service points and on entrance doors<br>• Notify Public Safety<br>• Notify Library Cafe<br>&nbsp;  
  
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Revision as of 08:32, 9 June 2011


Library Hours - Guiding Principles

  • Match college calendar - closed when college is officially closed; reduce hours on official holidays
  • Reduce open hours during semester and holiday breaks
  • Hours at branch libraries the same when possible, varying only when use statistics and activity warrant
  • Exam and winter holiday hours will be TBD each semester/year
  • Fall Midterm break and Winter Carnival break - reduce hours at Davis Family and Armstrong.
  • Closed on Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving
  • Circulation Desks are staffed all hours Libraries are open
  • Other LIS service point hours may differ from building hours

Regular Hours - Davis Family Library

Academic Year
Mon.-Thur., 7:30 AM – 1 AM
Fri., 7:30 AM – 11 PM
Sat., 9 AM – 11 PM
Sun., 9 AM – 1 AM
Summer
Mon.-Thur., 7:30 AM – 12 MIDNIGHT
Fri., 7:30 AM – 11 PM
Sat., 9 AM – 11 PM
Sun., 9 AM – 12 AM

Exceptions - Davis Family Library

  • Open full hours the day before classes resume, except the beginning of the summer session
  • Weekend before Fall classes resume: Sat 9-5 and Sun 9-8
  • Close at 8 pm on days that classes/exams end
  • Open 9-5 Monday-Friday during break periods
  • Sat & Sun - closed for break periods between semesters - EXCEPT, any graduation, Alumni weekend,
  • Sat & Sun open 9 – 5 pm for break periods within semesters
  • Fall Orientation 8 AM - 8 PM

Regular Hours - Armstrong Library

Academic Year
Mon.-Thur. 7:45 AM - Midnight
Fri. 7:45 AM – 6 PM
Sat. 10 AM – 6 PM
Sun. 1 PM – Midnight

Summer
Mon.-Thur., 7:45 AM – 10 PM
Fri., 7:45 AM – 6 PM
Sat. 10 AM – 6 PM
Sun. 1 PM – 10 PM

Exceptions - Armstrong Library

  • Close at 5 pm on days that classes/exams end
  • Open 9 - 5 Monday-Friday during College break period
  • Saturday and Sunday closed during College break periods
  • Sundays - breaks within semesters before classes resume - 4 pm - 12 midnight

Exam Periods

  • Davis Family Library open 24/7; to be evaluated on a semester by semester basis pending budget, stats review and user feedback; and by consulting exam schedules/locations
  • Armstrong - extend hours until midnight the Friday of the exam period - ONLY if needed to accommodate exam schedule; extended hours will match the earliest or latest exam in Bi-Hall. If there are no exams scheduled, regular hours will be in effect.
  • Middlebury College Access card required for entry to Davis Family Library during exam period outside regular hours to prioritize facility use for primary users


Summer

  • 9 am - 5 pm July 4th (unless we get permission to close)
  • Sunday before 9-week classes begin - Davis Family and Armstrong: regular summer Sunday hours


Routine Processes


• Hours reviewed annually in July and on a as needed basis throughout the year by a representative group of LIS staff (User Services, Circulation Services, LIS Administration, and LIS Facility Coordinator)
• Review activity, user feedback, usage stats and staffing resources to determine changes to hours; regularly evaluate for possible budget savings
• Provide advance notice and consult with constituent and user groups regarding library hours; consult with Event Management
• Notify the user community – all staff/faculty/student - to any change in the regular library hours – spring break, fall break, Thanksgiving, Exams, Winter Carnival, Holidays, break periods
• Hours signage posted on web, at service points and on entrance doors
• Notify Public Safety
• Notify Library Cafe
 

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