Adverse Weather Policy

The libraries of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill serve the research and educational needs of UNC-Chapel Hill students and faculty. In spite of adverse weather conditions, students and faculty are often able to use the libraries because they live near or on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus.

In order to continue meeting educational and other vital research information needs of faculty and students during adverse weather conditions, Davis Library and the Undergraduate Library will continue some critical services and be open during regular library hours. The Library Administration will shorten or cancel regular hours of operation only under extraordinary conditions.

Policy regarding critical services varies for different libraries and different departments in the system:

Davis Library
Essential services: Limited Circulation and Reference
Non-Essential services: All other departments and service desks

Departmental Libraries
Essential services: None

Undergraduate Library
Essential services: Circulation and Reserves
Non-Essential services: All other units and service desks

Wilson Library
Essential services: None
Policy Established: February, 1998