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4.2. Closed Dates & Holidays

The Hours of Operation tab is where you enter regular, weekly hours. Holiday and other closures are set in the Closed Dates Editor. Hours of operation and closed dates impact due dates and fine accrual.

Set closed dates using the Closed Dates Editor

These dates are in addition to your regular weekly closed days. Both regular closed days and those entered in the Closed Dates Editor affect due dates and fines:

  • Due dates. Due dates that would fall on closed days are automatically pushed forward to the next open day. Likewise, if an item is checked out at 8pm, for example, and would normally be due on a day when the library closes before 8pm, Evergreen pushes the due date forward to the next open day.
  • Overdue fines. Overdue fines may not be charged on days when the library is closed. This fine behavior depends on how the Charge fines on overdue circulations when closed setting is configured in the Library Settings Editor.

Closed dates do not affect the processing delays for Action/Triggers. For example, if your library has a trigger event that marks items as lost after 30 days, that 30 day period will include both open and closed dates.

Adding a closure

  1. Select Administration > Local Administration.
  2. Select Closed Dates Editor.
  3. Select type of closure: typically Single Day or Multiple Day.
  4. Click the Calendar gadget to select the All Day date or starting and ending dates.
  5. Enter a Reason for closure (optional).
  6. Click Apply to all of my libraries if your organizational unit has children units that will also be closed. This will add closed date entries to all of those child libraries.
  7. Click Save.

Note:  By default, creating a closed date in a parent organizational unit does not also close the child unit. For example, adding a system-level closure will not also close all of that system’s branches, unless you check the Apply to all of my libraries box.


Now that your organizational structure is established, you can begin configuring permissions for the staff users of your Evergreen system.

Detailed closure

If your closed dates include a portion of a business day, you should create a detailed closing.

  1. Select Administration → Local Administration.
  2. Select Closed Dates Editor.
  3. Select Add Detailed Closing.
  4. Enter applicable dates, times, and a descriptive reason for the closing.
  5. Click Save.
  6. Check the Apply to all of my libraries box if your library is a multi-branch system and the closing applies to all of your branches.

Here is a short video created by Missouri Evergreen on the Closed Dates Editor.

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