Visits from Non-University Groups
Kresge Library is designed to serve the needs of
the students, faculty and staff at Oakland University.
At times students from high schools or community colleges
may visit and use the library's resources.These tours
or field trips will be arranged by the Coordinator of
the Information Literacy Group and are subject to the
- Group size should be limited to a maximum of 30.
There should be a minimum of one supervising adult
for every 15 students. Teachers and supervising adults
should remain with the students and should be prepared
to assist the students with their research needs.
- Out of consideration for other library users, visiting
groups are expected to behave in an appropriate manner.
- Visits will not be scheduled during periods of heavy
use by Oakland students and library instruction, usually
the first six to eight weeks of the fall and winter
terms (September-October and January-February). In
addition, visits will not be scheduled during final
examination periods. Any other times may be scheduled
for visits at the discretion of the Coordinator of
the Information Literacy Group.
- Students should have a well-defined and workable
topic. They should also have such basic library skills
as how to use a catalog, how to read a citation. High
school librarians and students are encouraged to access
our on-line catalog in advance of the trip so that
students may come with printouts in hand.
- Visits from elementary and middle school classes
are discouraged since, for the most part, the materials
at OU are inappropriate for these students.
- Visiting groups are responsible for understanding and complying with the Library's policies, including Children in the OU Libraries and Computing Access for the Public.
For more information or to schedule a visit, please
contact Beth Wallis at (248) 370-4879, firstname.lastname@example.org.
/ Updated on
September 9, 2016