Library tours of the Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Library are available for patrons and are encouraged by staff in order for patrons to become more comfortable with the library environment and its services.
In order to schedule a tour, a two week notice is required, as well as a completed tour application.
Is there a limit on the tour group?
Groups must have at least five attendees and no more than thirty. If the tour attendees are minors, then they are required to have at least one adult in order to monitor their behavior.
When are tours available?
Tours are only to be conducted during library hours and no later than 2 hours prior to closing. Tours are not available on Saturday’s due to limited staff.
What do the tours involve?
There are two types of tours available- educational or recreational. An educational tour will provide patrons with a tour of the library and all its collections. It will also introduce patrons to all our available services and programs, as well as provide a hands-on lesson on how to use the library’s online catalog. A recreational tour is geared mostly towards children 12 and under as it will include the reading of a story, the singing of songs and the making of a craft. A tour cannot be a combination of an educational and recreational tour due to the extensive time that both forms of tours require in order to be completed. Tours are limited to an hour long period per group.
If at any point a tour group becomes too disruptive and is ignoring the repeated warnings of the staff member conducting the tour, then the tour may be ended by the staff member.
Tour applications are available at both the Children’s and Circulation Departments or one can be faxed to you by calling our library.