UMD Library Tour Policy Statement
The primary function of UMD Library tours is to serve as a general introduction to the physical layout of the library. Tours do not include instruction on how to use library resources. The secondary function is to provide information about the library to local, non-UMD community groups.
UMD faculty requesting tours and instruction for their classes should contact their subject specialist reference librarian. Other UMD groups requesting tours should call 726-8100 to make arrangements. Special accommodations may be made for evening and weekend requests.
Non-UMD groups requesting tours should complete and submit a tour reservation form or contact the Library Administration Office at 726-8102 to make arrangements. Tour requests will be reviewed by Library Administration, and the contact person for the group requesting the tour will be notified within 2 business days if the tour will be scheduled as requested. Guided tours will be given Monday-Friday between 8 am and 4:30 pm only and as staffing permits.
Tours last approximately 30-40 minutes.
Tours begin in the Library lobby near the Circulation desk.
Tours should be arranged at least two weeks in advance. Groups of 25 or more should make arrangements earlier so that appropriate staffing can be arranged.
Library tours are not available to students in grades 8 and lower.
Presentations about the Ramseyer-Northern Bible Society Collection can be arranged by calling Pat Maus at 726-8526.
Individuals may go on self-guided tours using the library's floor plan maps available on the first and second floors.