Welcome to Butler Library!

On behalf of the Humanities & History Librarians, welcome to Butler Library! We all look forward to this time of year, when we welcome and introduce our university community to the extensive resources available in the Libraries. Here are some of our upcoming events and orientation sessions.

“Getting Your Bearings” for Graduate Students

If you’re a graduate student, you may wish to attend one of our “Getting Your Bearings” orientations, designed to help you begin using the powerful information tools at your disposal and to point you to some of the most important library services and personnel at Butler Library and elsewhere on campus.

The Libraries will be offering six “Getting Your Bearings” sessions to introduce graduate researchers to our collections and services.

The sessions begin with a 45 minute tour of key points and services in Butler Library, including an intro to our Rare Book & Manuscript library. This is likely to be of most interest and relevance to people working in the humanities, history, and social sciences. The tours will begin in the Butler Lobby, just inside the entrance.
Thursday, September 1 — 11:30-1:00
Thursday, September 1, 4:30-6:00 (NOTE: Part 2 meets in Butler Room 203)
Friday, September 2, 10:00-11:30
Friday, September 2, 12:00-1:30
Tuesday, September 6, 1:00-2:30
Wednesday, September 7, 1:00-2:30

The second half of the session, which will take place in Butler 306, will be devoted to an overview of the Libraries’ online information system and ways to get the most out of it, and would be of value to all graduate students. Participants who want to attend only the second half should feel free to come directly to Butler 306 about 45 minutes after the beginning of the tour.

Welcome Week Table and Butler Library Tours

Please drop by our Welcome Week table in the lobby of Butler Library.
Tuesday, September 6-9, 12:00pm-4:00pm

Take a tour of Butler Library. No reservation required; meet in the lobby of Butler Library.
Tuesday, September 6, 3-4pm
Wednesday, September 7, 4-5pm
Friday, September 9, 12-1pm

Learn about library services for faculty, graduate and undergraduate students and meet our Humanities & History Librarians and our Global Studies Librarians.

We wish you a successful and enjoyable Fall Semester!