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Reference: Closing

Guides for Troubleshooting the Technology used in the library.

Closing timeline

Note: if a tech tutor is also scheduled at closing time, it is strongly recommended that the tech tutor remain at the desk to provide service, and then assists with refilling paper and turning off PCs in the ILC area. Librarians should personally ensure that all users are properly alerted about closing time, and have left the library at closing.

Start Time

Approx. Duration

Task

Notes

45 minutes before closing

15 mins

Start in the ILC and walk through: main reading room, upstairs carrels, past study rooms, area by the elevator.

  • Tell users “The library closes at…”

  • Pick up stray books and return them to the reshelving area in the main reading room.

  • Keep a mental note of the number of users in each area.

30 minutes before closing

15 mins

Call public safety-- x6888. Tell them what time you need them to assist with closing.

20-30 minutes before closing

15 mins

  1. Start in the ILC and walk to: main reading room, upstairs carrels, past study rooms, area by the elevator.

  2. Walk around the library and record the number of people in each area.

  3. Replenish paper in the printers/ copy machine

  • Tell users “The library closes at…”

  • Pick up stray books and return them to the reshelving area in the main reading room.

  • Push in chairs, turn off any lamps that aren’t being used in the upstairs study carrels and on the long tables in the main reading room & ILC.

15 minutes before closing

5-10 mins

  • Turn off the unused PCs in the ILC

  • Then the unused kiosks in the main reading room

  • Then the printers, copy machine in the ILC

Optionally:

  • Quickly flicker the lights in the main reading room and the ILC.

  • If it’s still bright in the library, turn off ½ the lights in the ILC and the main reading room.

5-10 minutes before closing

5-6 mins

  • Turn off the remaining PCs, Kiosks.

  • Turn off the remaining lights.

  • Confirm with the public safety officer that all users have left the downstairs area.

  • Personally confirm yourself that no users are left in any area downstairs, including the bathrooms, study rooms, aisles in the reading room, behind bookshelves, etc.

1-4 minutes before closing

1-4 minutes

  • Go upstairs, alert the upstairs staff that downstairs is all clear.

  • Stay upstairs until closing and note any students remaining upstairs.

  • Confirm that the doors are locked at closing time.

  • Be sure to help out the staff upstairs if they are having any trouble with students.