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. For purposes of the Adverse Weather policy, the Libraries are considered non-mandatory. The Libraries will maintain normal business hours unless the University suspends operations under Condition 2 of the Adverse Weather policy.  For information on University operations during an adverse weather event, the following resources should be used.

Adverse Weather and Emergency Phone Line

Call 919-843-1234 for a recorded message on the adverse weather status for the University.

Alert Carolina System

Employees and students will receive notifications regarding adverse weather operations via email and text message.


Adverse weather condition levels can be found on:


Regarding University operations and Chapel Hill buses, tune into Radio Station WNJW, 1610 am, the Travelers Information System. WUNC (91.5 FM) will also broadcast regular announcements regarding any weather-related closings.


Most local television stations will report weather-related closings during severe weather events.