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Hours & Services during Winter Intersession/Closure 2009

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Below is a summary of Winter Closure/Intersession hours and limited services for Stanford University Libraries & Academic Information Resources (SULAIR) from December 12, 2009 – January 3, 2010.

December 12–20, 2009 (Winter Intersession)

  • Most SULAIR libraries and Academic Computing facilities, operations and services will be open with reduced hours and limited services.
  • The Swain Library will be open Monday–Friday, December 14–18, 1–5pm.
  • SAL3 and SAL-Newark — no paging available December 19–January 3.
  • For details see SULAIR Libraries Winter Intersession Hours.


Swain Library Hours November 21-29, 2009

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Swain Library will have reduced hours of operation during the week of Thanksgiving.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1–5 p.m.
1–5 p.m.
1–5 p.m.
4–9 p.m.

Please note that Swain’s carpet and floors will be cleaned on Tuesday, November 24th beginning at 6:00 p.m., so the library will not be accessible to after-hours users.

Hours for all of the Stanford Libraries during November 21–29 (pdf)

Workshops for Citation Management Tools

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

The Engineering Library is offering workshops on using citation management software, such as RefWorks, EndNote, and Zotero.


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Paying for Printing at the Swain Library: A Brief Guide for the Perplexed

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Print jobs are billed in one of three ways (see below). It costs 10 cents per page to print and 13 cents per page to photocopy.

  1. For everyone, but primarily for individuals not affiliated with Stanford

    You need to purchase a copy card. The card itself costs $1. Additional funds must be deposited onto the card to be available for printing. Select the printer called “ChemLib-KioskPrinter.” This printer is located on the right side when you enter the Swain Library.

    Please note that Swain’s cash-to-card dispenser machine does not accept any “new” bills (Green and Engineering Libraries dispenser machines will accept new bills). Please bring crisp $1 bills to add money to a dispenser card as Swain does not have any cash on hand to make change.


Blandine Clausing Joins Swain Library Staff

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

I am very pleased to announce that Blandine Clausing will start work as Swain’s Library Specialist on Monday, October 26, 2009. Blandine is replacing Jonathan Hoffer who resigned in August to attend graduate school at UC-Davis. Blandine brings a wealth of experience to our position as she has worked as the Serials Specialist at the Engineering Library since 1993. At Swain, she will be the key contact for course reserves. Her duties will also include handling serials, acquisitions, circulation, web pages and last but not least assisting users at the circulation desk.

Engineering Library Offers a Series of Workshops

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

1) Linking Electronic Resources to Class Sites in CourseWork and CCNet

The Engineering Library is sponsoring a lunch-time workshop on how to link electronic content into your Coursework or CCNet class site. All faculty and teaching assistants are welcome to attend. The workshop will be offered Monday, 9/28, from 12 noon to 1 pm and will be held in Conference Room 105 in Y2E2 across from the Coupa Café. Refreshments provided.


Swain Orientation Tours for 24-Hour Access to the Library

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Graduate students and postdocs are eligible for 24-hour access to the library but must attend an orientation tour.

Friday Sept. 25th 2–3 p.m.
Monday Sept. 28th 6–7 p.m.
Tuesday Sept. 29th 2–3 p.m.
Wednesday Sept. 30th 11 a.m.–Noon
Tuesday Oct. 6th 11 a.m.–Noon

For more details about who’s eligible for 24-hour access, please see Swain’s After Hours Access page.

Please send RSVP to graceb[at]stanford[dot]edu to sign up for a session.

Orientation Tours at the Green Library

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Green Library is the largest library on campus, and is home to the main humanities and social sciences collection, the Information Center, the Media Microtext Center, Special Collections and University Archives, and many other central library services and resources. The Library Privileges Desk is located at the Green Library.

New Students: The Information Center invites new students (and their parents) to tour Green Library, explore world class library collections, and find out how the library can support your research needs. All tours will last for 50 minutes.

Tuesday, September 15 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, September 18 at 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Meet at the Green Library East entrance (across from Meyer Library)


Orientation Sessions for ALL Science & Engineering Graduate Students at the Engineering Library

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

These sessions will be for all interested graduate students and will cover the wide variety of science and engineering sources available online and the branch libraries in the sciences. It will include demos of databases, e-journals, e-books and Q&A time. This event is being coordinated so that information won’t be repeated at sessions held earlier that same day at the Green Library. This event will provide attendees an opportunity to interact with other libraries and collections related to their major field. The Swain Librarian will be participating in this event. These sessions will be held at the Engineering Library, 2nd Floor, Terman Engineering Center on:

Monday Sept. 14th 4:30–5:30 p.m.
Wednesday Sept. 16th 2:30–3:30 p.m.
Thursday Sept. 17th 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Orientation Tours at Swain for New Users

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

The Swain Library will be offering orientation tours in September and October at these times:

Wednesday Sept. 9th 2–3 p.m.
Wednesday Sept. 16th 11 a.m.–Noon
Thursday Sept. 17th 3–4 p.m.
Friday Sept. 18th 11 a.m.–Noon
Tuesday Oct. 6th 11 a.m.–Noon
Thursday Oct. 15th 3–4 p.m.

24-Hour Access to the Swain Library