Information for School Groups
The Cline Library welcomes visits from school groups interested in taking advantage of the services we offer to both teachers and students. Please be aware that this is an academic library with a strong intellectual freedom policy supporting research in a wide range of topics.
As school administrators and teachers, you need to be aware of Cline Library's policy regarding intellectual freedom:
Cline Library does not restrict, monitor, censor, or deny access to any library materials or information, including the Internet, for any library patron, regardless of age or on the basis of content. We are committed to the level of freedom of expression and access to information characteristic of a university library.
Library research sessions for grades 8-12 student groups may be arranged by sending a message to Academic Support Librarian Carissa Tsosie or calling 928-523-4345. For more general information regarding library visits, send a message to Cline Library Community Affairs or call 928 523-0341. In your message, please remember to include the name of your school, grade level, name of the class needing support, number of students, and the Cline Library resources and services you anticipate using. Please consult with your local library for tours for grades K-7.
Library research sessions and visits must be approved and scheduled two weeks in advance of the visit to the library. Be prepared to discuss topics your class is currently researching so that librarians may design a strong learning experience for your students. If the library is unable to accommodate a specific date we can assist you to arrange alternatives such as rescheduling the visit or connecting to the library catalog and/or other library web pages from your own facility.
All groups must be chaperoned by teachers or school officials. The chaperones assume responsibility for the behavior and activities of the students during their visit to Cline Library.
We are happy to accommodate chaperoned groups of 15 or less. Please remember that this is an academic library giving priority to research activities. We ask that all of our users and visitors behave accordingly. Please note that we are unable to accommodate tour groups during End of Semester and Finals Weeks during the fall and spring semesters. These are generally the end of April and beginning of May during the spring semester and the end of November and beginning of December for the fall semester.
Computer & Electronic Resources
We can provide an instruction room with computers, but prior scheduling is important as we are not able to accommodate "drop-in" groups. Students have access to computers located in the library’s guest computer area on the first floor as available.
A minor may receive user services if a parent or guardian who qualifies for a community borrower account completes and signs an authorization form (.pdf). The form includes a statement that the parent or guardian assumes responsibility for all materials checked out by the minor as well as any fines that may result.
If you are bringing a group of students to Cline Library for a research session and want your students to have a borrower card, please print this form, sign and fax back to 928 523-6860 at least one week in advance of your library visit. The application for a borrower's account will be processed by Library Services. A Cline Library borrower's account will be issued to the parent or guardian for use by the student at time of the visit.
Teachers, counselors, teacher's aides, or principals may not substitute for a parent or guardian.