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Library hours

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Library and Information Services Hours

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Exceptions to regular hours

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Guidelines for Setting Library Hours

Library hours are subject to change; reduced staffing and budget resources may require reduced hours

Guiding Principles
Primary guiding principle: Match college calendar - closed when college is officially closed

  • Significantly reduce open hours during semester and holiday breaks
  • Hours at branch libraries the same when possible, varying only when use statistics warrant a difference
  • Main Library will stay open longer than the branches when use statistics and activity warrant
  • The Main Library - extended hours during Fall and Spring semester exam periods and last week of classes (TBD on a semester-by-semester basis)
  • The Music Library - open regular hours during Fall and Spring semester exam periods
  • Armstrong Library - hours may be extended on weekends during exams if use activity and exam schedules indicate a need (TBD on a semester by semester basis)
  • Fall Midterm break and Winter Carnival break - reduce hours at Main Library; close Armstrong and Music Libraries
  • Closed on Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving

Summer

  • Closed on July 4th
  • Reduced hours the first 2 weeks of LS

Routine Processes

  • Review activity, user stats and staffing resources to determine changes to hours; regularly evaluate for possible budget savings Remind the community in advance when hours will vary from routine – Exams, break periods, Holidays
  • Regularly alert the user community – all staff/faculty/student - to any change in the regular library hours – spring break, fall break, Thanksgiving, Exams, Holidays, inter-session periods
  • Provide advance notice and consult with constituent and user groups regarding library hours; consult with Scheduling
  • Announcements will be generated from the Office of LIS Administration to all fac/staff/students
  • By email - 1 week in advance; by web/blog if possible
  • Post regular summer hours (in addition to regular AY hours) on the web; and on the LIS blog
  • Post signage at doors and service points to remind the community of upcoming varying hours – 1 week in advance
  • Update hours on web
  • Include Technology Helpdesk hours in email announcements and signage
  • Notify Public Safety
  • Notify Library Cafe


Main Library

Default/routine hours – 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

Default/routine hours – Summer
Mon.-Thur., 7:30 AM – 12 MIDNIGHT
Fri., 7:30 AM – 11 PM
Sat., 9 AM – 11 PM
Sun., 9 AM – 12 AM


PROPOSED REGULAR HOURS - MAIN LIBRARY:

Default/routine hours – Academic Year
Mon.-Thur. 7:45 AM – 12 MIDNIGHT
Fri. 8 AM – 5 PM
Sat., 9 AM – 5 PM
Sun. 1 PM – 12 MIDNIGHT

Default/routine hours - Summer
Mon.-Thur. 7:45 AM – 10 PM
Fri., 7:45 AM – 5 PM
Sat., 9 AM – 5 PM
Sun. 1 PM – 10 PM


Exceptions:

  • Open 7:45 am - 8 pm on days that classes end and break begins at 4:15; regular semester hours on the Friday of LS graduation
  • Mon. – Fri. open 9 am – 5 pm during break periods
  • Sat & Sun - closed for break periods between semesters - EXCEPT Feb Celebration, May Graduation, and Alumni weekend, and the weekend after Language Schools end
  • Spring recess hours 9 am – 5 pm
  • Sat & Sun open 9 – 5 pm for break periods within semesters
  • Fall Orientation 8 AM - 8 PM
  • Open reduced hours the day before academic year classes resume/begin (activity levels suggest we consider 1 pm - 10 pm)
  • Open  8 - 8 day before LS 9-week session
  • Reduce hours during fall mid-term break and spring carnival break


Armstrong Library

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

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


PROPOSED REGULAR HOURS - ARMSTRONG LIBRARY:

Default/routine hours – Academic Year
Mon.-Thur. 7:45 AM – 10 PM
Fri. 8 AM – 5 PM
Sat. CLOSED
Sun. 1 PM – 10 PM

Default/routine hours - Summer
Mon.-Thur. 7:45 AM – 8 PM
Fri. 8AM – 5 PM
Sat. 9 AM – 5 PM
Sun. 1 PM – 8 PM


Exceptions:
Close at 5 pm on days that classes end and break begins at 4:15
M – F 9 - 5 pm during break period & orientation
Sat & Sun - closed during break periods
Dec/Jan - closed the week that the official college holiday break begins – until 1st day of Winter Term classes


Music Library

Default/routine hours - Academic Year (close at 10 pm? ew)
Mon.-Thur., 9 AM – MIDNIGHT
Fri., 9 AM – 5 PM
Sat., 10 AM – 6 PM (9-5? ew)
Sun., 1 PM – midnight(open at 4 pm?ew)

Default/routine hours – Summer (closed Sat&Sun? ew)
Mon.-Thur., 9 AM – 10 PM (9 - 5 pm? ew)
Fri., 9 AM – 5 PM
Sat., 10 AM – 6 PM
Sun., 1 PM – 10 PM


PROPOSED REGULAR HOURS - MUSIC LIBRARY:

Default/routine hours – Academic Year
Mon.-Thur. 9 AM – 10 PM
Fri. 9 AM – 5 PM
Sat. CLOSED
Sun. CLOSED

Default/routine hours - Summer
Mon.-Thur. 9 AM – 5 PM
Fri. 9 AM – 5 PM
Sat. CLOSED
Sun. CLOSED


Exceptions:
Close at 5 pm on days that classes end/recess begins at 4:15
M - F 9 - 5 pm during break periods & orientation
Sat & Sun - closed during breaks between semesters.  Open at 4 pm on Sundays for breaks within a semester.
Closed the week that the college holiday break begins – until 1st day of Winter Term classes

Exam Period 

Music - Regular hours


Armstrong - extend hours at Armstrong until 12 midnight the Fri of the exam period - ONLY if needed to accomodate exam schedule; extended hours on a Saturday will match the earliest or latest exam in Bi-Hall. So if the exam is scheduled from 7-10, Armstrong will close at 10 pm. If there are no exams, or they finish before 6, regular hours will be in effect.


Main Library open 24/7; to be evaluated on a semester by semester basis pending budget and stats review

Middlebury College Access card required for entry during exam period outside regular hours to prioritize facility use for primary users.

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