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Library Tours and Instruction
for Non-University Student Groups

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As part of its mission to the community, the Wayne State University Library System welcomes requests for tours and library instruction sessions from high school and community college classes. The following policies apply to the David Adamany Undergraduate Library, the Purdy-Kresge Library, and the Science and Engineering Library.

Please note that the Library System has as its first priority serving the students, faculty and staff of Wayne State University. There are times during the academic year when staff are involved with providing instruction for the Wayne State University community and cannot accommodate requests for tours or instruction sessions from outside groups:

No requests will be granted during September, October, January, February, or exam periods.

Tours

  • A tour will provide the group with an orientation to the physical space and services of the library and does not include instruction on how to use library resources.
  • Tours are provided on weekdays only, between 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM and last approximately 30 minutes.
  • A two-week notice is required and the request must be submitted via the Tour Request online form.
  • Groups larger than 25 will need to be divided and will require the presence of at least one teacher/supervisor per 25 students.
  • Tour requests are subject to approval and staff availability.
  • For groups of K-8 students, we recommend contacting the Admissions Office for a general tour of the university, which includes a stop at the David Adamany Undergraduate Library. To schedule a group tour (more than 10 people), please contact the tour coordinator, Krystyn Sitko at ksitko@wayne.edu or (313) 577-5560.

Instruction Sessions

The WSU Library System encourages the scheduling of instructional sessions for high school and community college classes where there is a substantial research project assignment that can benefit from university-level research resources.

  • Sessions last approximately 90 minutes and can provide students with an overview of a university library and hands-on practice with the library's catalog and resources relevant to the class assignment.
  • Access to Wayne State University resources is limited to on-site classroom instruction; for borrowing and other privileges, Guest Borrowing Policies apply.
  • Instruction sessions are provided on weekdays only, between 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM.
  • A two-week notice is required and the request must be submitted via the Instruction Session Request online form.
  • Groups larger than 25 will need to be divided and will require the presence of at least one teacher/supervisor per 25 students.
  • Instruction requests are subject to approval and staff availability.
  • No instruction sessions are provided for K-8 groups.