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Tour Policy for Non-University Groups

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 library.

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​