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Library and Information Services Hours


Regular Summer Hours
Sun Mon-Thur Fri Sat
Davis Family 9am-midnight 7:30am-midnight 7:30am-11pm 9am-11pm
Music 1pm-10pm 9am-10pm 9am-5pm 10am-6pm
Armstrong Science 10am-10pm 7:45am-10pm 7:45am-6pm 10am-6pm
Special Collections CLOSED 1pm-5pm 1pm-5pm CLOSED


Reference and Research Assistance HoursAsk Us

Special Collections - click here for home page and regular hours; Special Collections also open by appointment

Technology Help Desk - click here for hours

Exceptions to regular hours

June, 2010 Davis Family Library Music Science Special Collections
1-4 (Tues-Fri) 9 am - 5 pm 9 am - 5 pm 9 am - 5 pm CLOSED
5-6 (Sat-Sun) 9 am - 5 pm CLOSED CLOSED 10 am - 2 pm (Saturday only)
7-9 (Mon-Wed) * 9 am - 5 pm 9 am - 5 pm 9 am - 5 pm 1 pm - 5 pm
10 (Thur) 9 am - 5 pm 9 am - 5 pm 9 am - 5 pm 1 pm - 5 pm
11 (Fri) 7:30 am - 11 pm 9 am - 5 pm 9 am - 5 pm 1 pm - 5 pm
12-13 (Sat-Sun) normal summer hours CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
  • Note: fire alarm testing at Main Library until noon, June 7th – 10th


July, 2010 Davis Family Library Music Science Special Collections
4  (Sunday) 9 am - 5 pm 9 am - 5 pm 9 am - 5 pm 1 pm - 5 pm

Guidelines for Setting Library Hours

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 Main 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 - Main Library

  • Open full hours the day before classes resume, except the beginning of the summer session
  • 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 - 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


Exceptions - Music Library

  • Close at 5 pm on days that classes/exams end
  • Open 9  -5 Monday-Friday during College break periods
  • Sat & Sun during a College break period: CLOSED


Regular Hours - Special Collections


Academic Year
Mon.-Wed., 1 PM - 5 PM; 7 PM - 10 PM
Thurs.-Fri., 1 PM - 5 PM
Sat., CLOSED
Sun., 7 PM - 10 PM

Summer
Mon.-Fri., 1 PM - 5 PM
Sat.-Sun., CLOSED

*Exam Periods

  • Main 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 main 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

  • Main 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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