170.2 Library Hours

Created by: Stephanie Ferguson on 02/05/1999
Category: 1 - Academic Affairs; 70 - Library
Originator: Director of Libraries
Current File: 170.2
Adoption Date: 04/28/2014
Reviewed for Currency: 04/28/2014
Replaces File: 170.2
Date of Origin: 08/17/1993
Classification: Faculty
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170.2 Library Hours


A. Background

The Furman University Libraries maintain hours designed to meet the information needs of members of the university community. Statistics on use are maintained to provide data for planning.


B. Policy

Each library will be open those days and times when evidence indicates that a substantial number of students or faculty members will make use of its resources and services.


C. Guidelines

1. The libraries publicize regular operating schedules.

2. The libraries observe a regular schedule while undergraduate classes are in session during the academic year.

3. During summer sessions the libraries operate on an abbreviated schedule designed to meet the needs of summer school, graduate, and continuing education students and camp and conference attendees.

4. The libraries may be opened extended hours during exams or for special events.

5. The libraries are closed on all official university holidays except Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day, and Labor Day.

6.  The libraries operate on an abbreviated schedule during academic calendar interims and between academic terms.

7.  The official schedule for each library is posted on the library front door, at the circulation desk, and on the library website.

8.  Library entry doors are locked 15 minutes prior to closing.

9.  The Duke Library 24-Hour Study Lounge is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week during regular academic terms.  University IDs provide access to this area. Study lounge hours may be abbreviated during academic breaks and holidays.