Last Updated: 10/15/10
The CMU Library welcomes requests for tours from local junior
high, high school, and community college classes, and from other groups
not formally affiliated with or connected to the university. The tour
can include an introduction to the physical library building as well as a
brief instructional session that will introduce attendees to the
library’s many resources and services. Tours can be tailored to meet the
specific needs of a group.
Please be aware that the library’s first responsibility is to CMU
students, faculty, and staff, and that there may be times when our
obligation to a university class or group prevents our being able to
meet your tour needs, and that there are times during the academic year
(for example, midterm and final examination periods) when we do not give
tours to outside groups out of respect for the research and study needs
of our patrons.
We have found that tours are most effective when groups do not
exceed 25 individuals. If your entire group exceeds this number we may
ask to split it into two tour groups to allow us to provide better
service to you. We also ask that an adult representative of the visiting
school or organization remain with the group(s) during its visit to the
For best results, please contact the library at least two weeks
before the date you wish to be given the tour. This gives us time to
schedule your event and to prepare any auxiliary material that your
visit may require.
For more information or to schedule a tour of the CMU Library, please contact Joyce Salisbury, Reference Services Public Support Specialist, at (989) 774-6430.
PLEASE NOTE: General tours of the university
which include a visit to the library should be arranged through the CMU
Admissions Office. Contact them at (989) 774-3076 or firstname.lastname@example.org.