Overview of Services at the Swain Library
Document Delivery |
Request It Online |
Alerting Services |
Printing, Photocopying & Scanning |
Reference & Instruction |
Course Reserves |
Reference & Instruction
Online Resources |
Getting Help |
Eligible Users |
Reference Hours |
Orientation Tours |
The Swain Library’s reference collection contains a wide variety of
printed resources in chemistry and chemical engineering. Most indexes and
a growing number of other types of reference materials are becoming available
online. However, licensing agreements limit the use of many online
resources (e.g. Chemical Abstracts Online) to current Stanford students,
faculty, and staff.
During regular business hours, drop by the Swain Library Circulation
Desk with any questions about using the library, finding specific information,
using print or electronic resources, or planning your research strategy.
Our experienced staff can save you time by helping you locate the right
information source for your needs. Current Stanford students, faculty,
and staff are welcome to submit brief reference questions, or questions
about Swain Library holdings by sending a note to
Ask a Librarian.
To arrange group instruction and specialized training
in chemical and chemical engineering information sources, contact Grace
Baysinger, Swain Librarian (firstname.lastname@example.org,
Reference is offered equally to Stanford students,
faculty, and staff, from any department on campus as well as to onsite
UC faculty and students. Online search services are limited to current
Stanford students, faculty, and staff. Visitors are welcome to use the collection;
reference help is not available.
Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm for brief assistance; indepth help by appointment.
Contact Grace Baysinger, Swain Librarian,
if you need an appointment.
Orientation tours are offered Wednesdays from
3:00–3:45 p.m. Selected users may be eligible for after-hours access after
completing a tour. Consult
Swain’s After-Hours Access page
for more details.
The Swain Library as well as other libraries and units offer a variety of
workshops on campus. To view currrent offerings, please see
Tours and Workshops.
To arrange group instruction and specialized training in chemical and chemical
engineering information sources, contact Grace Baysinger, Swain Librarian