The University of Iowa

Book Collection/Library Space

What to Expect: Tile is clean but may be worn in high traffic areas. Tile stains will remain if we are not able to remove them with spot cleaning techniques. Traffic patterns may appear in carpet, certain carpet stains will remain if we are not able to remove them with spot cleaning techniques.  Near the end of a semester, floor finish may be dull or scratched, depending on weather and use.  During the winter, foot traffic will bring moisture and dirt into the library areas during the day.  Between weekly and/or monthly surface cleanings, dust build-up and fingerprints will be noticeable. Library areas will be at highest cleanliness level at 8:00 AM, with possible deteriorating conditions during the day.  Many library areas are used all day in to the evening with few breaks in the schedule. The cleanliness level is based on the APPA Staffing Guidelines - Level 3.

Frequency Task
Daily Empty trash and recycle bins, if present; remove large debris from floor before dust mopping or vacuuming; mop or spot clean floors, as needed; clean major spills from floors, as needed; clean all entrance/exit door glass.
Weekly Clean door handles, frames and light switches; wipe down tables or desktops and remove debris from chairs; spot extract carpet stains, as needed; clean private study areas/carrels.
Monthly Dust empty horizontal surfaces such as windowsills, baseboards and fixtures.
Annually Scrub and refinish floors, as needed; extract carpet, as needed; clean reachable light fixtures, as needed; clean walls, as needed.