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Guidelines for setting library hours

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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 at Music
 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 periods
 Saturday and Sunday closed during College break periods
 Sundays - breaks within semesters before classes resume - 4 pm - 12 midnight

Regular Hours - Music Library
Academic Year
Mon.-Thur. 9 AM – MIDNIGHT
Fri. 9 AM – 5 PM
Sat. 10 AM – 6 PM
Sun. 1 PM – midnight
Summer
Mon.-Thur., 9 AM – 10 PM
Fri., 9 AM – 5 PM
Sat., 10 AM – 6 PM
Sun., 1 PM – 10 PM


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
 Music - Regular hours
 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
Sunday before 9-week classes begin
 Davis Family and Armstrong: regular summer Sunday hours
 Music: CLOSED

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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