UCB Libraries

Libraries Policies:
     Closing Policies During Emergencies

Under extreme weather conditions or general emergency, the Chancellor may decide to close the campus early or not open campus offices and departments, provided that "essential services" will be maintained. Essential services are those required to maintain or protect the health or physical well-being of campus personnel. Local news media are notified of Campus closings and the University Hotline, 303-492-5500, provides a recorded message. The University Libraries will be closed on days when the campus is closed before regular opening hours. On those days when the Chancellor closes the campus early, Norlin Library will remain open with minimal staffing until 10 p.m. during the regular academic year. The Security Office and the Circulation Department should plan to have staff available to work under these conditions. Branch Libraries, in consultation with the Associate Director for Public Services, may close earlier if it is impossible to maintain minimal staffing. Appropriate informational messages should be available on voice mail and Chinook.


Staff members who take advantage of early closings intended to give people more time to leave the campus and get home prior to peak traffic congestion will not be penalized. Official notice of early closings is given by the Dean and Associate Directors. They may use the Emergency Notification/Information Network listed in the University Libraries Emergency Handbook.


13 May 1996 | 9 Sep 1997