September tours & orientations
Stanford Libraries offer special tours at the beginning of Fall Quarter, often designed for incoming students. Tours of these libraries, as well as of the subject-specific libraries not listed here, can also be arranged by appointment.
The Information Center invites new students and their parents to tour Green, explore its world class library collections, and find out how the library can support students' research needs. All tours will last one hour, starting with a physical tour and ending with a demo of online resources. Half-hour tours of Academic Computing Services in Meyer Library are offered immediately afterward. Tours will begin at the Green Library East entrance (across from Meyer Library) on the following days and times:
- Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 2 pm
- Thursday, Sept. 20 at 2 pm
- Friday, Sept. 21 at 10 am
New graduate students
Come to Green Library for an online demo of the amazing array of resources, as well as a librarian-led tour of the building. Each demo/tour will last an hour. Tours will begin at the Green Library East entrance (across from Meyer Library) on the following days and times:
- Monday, Sept. 17 at 3 pm and 4 pm
- Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 10 am and 3 pm
- Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 3 pm
For more information, see Green Library.
Academic Computing Services offer tours to learn about technology, expertise, and resources available in Meyer Library--including 24-hour computer spaces, the Multimedia Studio, and the Meyer Tech Desk. Half-hour tours are offered immediately after Green Library's tours. Tours will begin at the first floor of Meyer Library (across from Green Library's east entrance) at the following dates and times:
New students and their parents
- Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 3 pm
- Thursday, Sept. 20 at 3 pm
- Friday, Sept. 21 at 11 am
For more information, see Meyer Library.
Art & Architecture Library
Learn about the library's circulating and Locked Stacks collections in art, architecture, and design, as well as its growing video art holdings, scanning and design stations, and quiet places to study. Tours will be held:
- Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 11:10 am and 4:10 pm (following the scheduled tours at Green that day).
Incoming art students are welcome to attend the tours on Sept. 18. Orientation tours for new graduate students in the Department of Art & Art History are scheduled as part of graduate student orientation. Library orientation tours are also required for all declared undergraduate majors and minors in art history, studio art, and film and media studies.
For more information, see Art & Architecture Library.
Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections
Orientation sessions for incoming School of Earth Sciences students are arranged at the beginning of Fall Quarter. Orientations for other students and researchers are available for the Earth Sciences Library, Map Collections, and GIS Services, and can be arranged year-round.
For more information, see Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections.
Engineering Library (Terman)
New graduate students are invited to an online demo of the amazing array of library resources from the science and engineering libraries at Stanford. Demos will be held in the MacKenzie Room on the 3rd floor of the Huang Center on:
- Monday, Sept. 17 from 1:30-2:30 pm
- Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 1:30-2:30 pm
- Wednesday, Sept. 19 from 1:30-2:30 pm
You'll learn about research databases, books, e-journals, and more. You can also visit the Engineering Library's Gadget Bar and try out tablets and e-readers.
The Engineering Library will also hold an Open House. Drop by to meet your librarians and join us for coffee, juice, and treats on:
- Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 8:30-10:30 am
- Thursday, Sept. 27 from 8:30-10:30 am
For more information, see Engineering Library (Terman).
Mathematics & Statistics Library
Learn to navigate the library, locate print and online books and journals, use course reserves, and more. Tours will be held on:
- Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 10-10:50 am
- Thursday, Sept. 20 from 10-10:50 am
- Friday, Sept. 21 from 10-10:50 am
Take the elevator to the 4th floor of Bldg. 380 (the Math Corner) in the Main Quad. We'll meet at Circulation.
For more information, see Mathematics & Statistics Library.
Music Library and Archive of Recorded Sound
The Music Library and Archive of Recorded Sound will hold tours on
- Wednesday, Sept. 19 from 10-11 am and 11 am-noon
Each tour is limited to 25 participants; additional tours can be arranged.
Incoming Music Department graduate students are urged to contact Ray Heigemeir to arrange a personalized introduction to the Music Library and Archive of Recorded Sound. Contact Ray at firstname.lastname@example.org or (650) 384-9985, or Jerry McBride at email@example.com or (650) 725-1146.
Swain Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Library
Tours of Swain Library will begin at the Service Desk, and last about an hour. Tours will be held on:
- Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 10 am and 1 pm
- Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 9:30 am and 2:30 pm
- Friday, Sept. 28 at 11 am and 3 pm
For more information, see Swain Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Library.