Archive for the ‘What’s New at Swain’ Category

Preview the new Swain Library Website and Blog

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

Preview the coming upgrade to the Swain Library website and the integrated blog. Future blog updates will be made only on the new blog.

Preview the new Swain Library website

Guide to Organic Chemistry Resources

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

A guide to organic chemistry resources is now available.

Getting your feedback about this guide would be appreciated as I’m seeing this as a model for creating other research guides.

FYI, I have also created two course guides. Please contact me if you are interested in having a guide created for your course too.

Many thanks in advance for your feedback and support!

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.


Google and SULAIR Library Project

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

The Latest News about the Google—SULAIR Library Project

New photocopiers

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Swain’s three old photocopiers were recently swapped out for two new ones. With the new copiers, you can make double-sided copies. Below is number of copiers and what kind of payments they will accept in the Science & Engineering Libraries. For more help, please contact Swain’s Operation Manager, Aparna Sharma (

Library Location # of copiers Cash-to-Card machines Copier accepts change Large format
Biology (Falconer) 1 No Coming soon No
Chemistry & Chemical Engineering (Swain) 2 Yes No No
Earth Sciences & Map Collections (Branner) 2 No Coming soon Yes
Engineering Library 2 Yes No No
Mathematical & Computer Sciences 1 Yes No No
Physics 1 Yes No No