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== <br>Library Hours - Guiding Principles  ==
 
== <br>Library Hours - Guiding Principles  ==
  
*Match college calendar - closed when college is officially closed; reduce hours on official holidays
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*Match college calendar - closed when college is officially closed
 
*Reduce open hours during semester and holiday breaks
 
*Reduce open hours during semester and holiday breaks
 
*Hours at branch libraries the same when possible, varying only when use statistics and activity warrant
 
*Hours at branch libraries the same when possible, varying only when use statistics and activity warrant
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*Closed on Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving
 
*Closed on Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving
 
*Circulation Desks are staffed all hours Libraries are open
 
*Circulation Desks are staffed all hours Libraries are open
*Other LIS service point hours may differ from building hours
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*Other Library and/or ITS service point hours may differ from building hours
  
 
=== Regular Hours - Davis Family Library  ===
 
=== Regular Hours - Davis Family Library  ===
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==== Exceptions - Davis Family Library  ====
 
==== Exceptions - Davis Family Library  ====
  
*Open full hours the day before classes resume, except the beginning of the summer session
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*Open full hours the day before classes resume after a break during the semester
*Weekend before Fall and Winter classes resume: Sat 9-5 (closed Winter) and Sun 9-8
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*Weekend before classes resume: Fall: Sat 9-5, Sun. 9-8 ; Winter: Sat. Closed, Sun 9-8 ; Summer: Sat 9-5, Sun. 9-5
 
*Close at 8 pm on days that classes/exams end
 
*Close at 8 pm on days that classes/exams end
 
*Open 9-5 Monday-Friday during break periods
 
*Open 9-5 Monday-Friday during break periods
*Sat &amp; Sun - closed for break periods between semesters - EXCEPT, any graduation, Alumni weekend,
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*Sat &amp; Sun - closed for break periods between semesters - EXCEPT, any graduation, Alumni weekend, when hours are 9 am - 5 pm.
 
*Sat &amp; Sun open 9 – 5 pm for break periods within semesters
 
*Sat &amp; Sun open 9 – 5 pm for break periods within semesters
 
*Fall Orientation 8 AM - 8 PM
 
*Fall Orientation 8 AM - 8 PM
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*Closed for one day (TBD) for library in-service during both Fall and Spring breaks.
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*Closed Memorial Day
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*Thanksgiving: CLOSED TH-S, re-open Sunday
  
*Thanksgiving: CLOSE TH-S, re-open Sunday starting 2014.
 
*for 24/7, try having regular hours the middle Friday and Saturday for Spring 2014
 
  
 
=== Regular Hours - Armstrong Library  ===
 
=== Regular Hours - Armstrong Library  ===
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==== Exceptions - Armstrong Library  ====
 
==== Exceptions - Armstrong Library  ====
  
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*All Davis exceptions apply to Armstrong with the addition/changes indicated below:
 
*Close at 5 pm on days that classes/exams end
 
*Close at 5 pm on days that classes/exams end
 
*Open 9 - 5 Monday-Friday during College break period
 
*Open 9 - 5 Monday-Friday during College break period
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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
 
*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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* General guidelines for 24/7 exam period - library is open 24 hours starting at 9 am on the Sunday before the last week of classes.  The library will close at 11 pm the following Friday.  The Saturday before exams will be regular hours (9 am - 11 pm).  24/7 will resume Sunday morning at 9 am and the library will close at 8 pm on the last day of exams.
 
*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. Close on Saturday when last exam in MBH ends.
 
*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. Close on Saturday when last exam in MBH ends.
 
*Middlebury College Access card required for entry to Davis Family Library during exam period outside regular hours to prioritize facility use for primary users
 
*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  ===
 
=== Summer  ===
  
*Regular opening - 5 pm July 4th (unless we get permission to close)
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*July 4th: regular opening, close at 5 pm (both branches)
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*If it does not interfere with Fall Orientation, the library will close for Labor Day
  
 
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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 Library staff (Circulation Services, Library Administration)<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 Library staff (Circulation Services, Library Administration)<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> <br>• Notify Events Scheduling<br>
  
 
[[Category:Circulation procedures]]
 
[[Category:Circulation procedures]]

Revision as of 13:18, 6 April 2015

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Library Hours - Guiding Principles

  • Match college calendar - closed when college is officially closed
  • 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 Library and/or ITS 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 after a break during the semester
  • Weekend before classes resume: Fall: Sat 9-5, Sun. 9-8 ; Winter: Sat. Closed, Sun 9-8 ; Summer: Sat 9-5, Sun. 9-5
  • 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, when hours are 9 am - 5 pm.
  • Sat & Sun open 9 – 5 pm for break periods within semesters
  • Fall Orientation 8 AM - 8 PM
  • Closed for one day (TBD) for library in-service during both Fall and Spring breaks.
  • Closed Memorial Day
  • Thanksgiving: CLOSED TH-S, re-open Sunday


Regular Hours - Armstrong Library

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

  • All Davis exceptions apply to Armstrong with the addition/changes indicated below:
  • 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
  • General guidelines for 24/7 exam period - library is open 24 hours starting at 9 am on the Sunday before the last week of classes. The library will close at 11 pm the following Friday. The Saturday before exams will be regular hours (9 am - 11 pm). 24/7 will resume Sunday morning at 9 am and the library will close at 8 pm on the last day of exams.
  • 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. Close on Saturday when last exam in MBH ends.
  • 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

  • July 4th: regular opening, close at 5 pm (both branches)
  • If it does not interfere with Fall Orientation, the library will close for Labor Day



Routine Processes


• Hours reviewed annually in July and on a as needed basis throughout the year by a representative group of Library staff (Circulation Services, Library Administration)
• 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

• Notify Events Scheduling

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