Although staff try to accommodate a reader’s first choice and travel plans, be aware that orientation appointments are limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Plan to arrive at the library for your orientation appointment time. You may begin working in the reading room after the orientation.

When making your request for a seat in the reading room, we recommend requesting at least two preferred sessions in case your first choice no longer has orientation sessions available.

Be advised: new readers and renewing readers must receive a brief library orientation before accessing the library and reading rooms.