At a glance

Swain Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Library

Shelving locations

Floor plan

Swain library floor plan

Swain library floor plan

Organic Chemistry building

Shelving locations

To locate items, note the call number and location in the SearchWorks record. The Swain Library has several shelving locations: Serials, Stacks, Reference, and Reserves. Please ask staff for assistance if you are unable to locate needed items.

  • Journals are shelved in Stacks area.
    • Current issues of journals are displayed in the main hallway.
    • Some older volumes are shelved in Stacks area, located in the first room to the right off of the main hallway.
    • Rest of the journals are stored at the auxiliary library, SAL3. Delivery of these journals may be requested through SearchWorks.
  • Books are shelved by call number in the Stacks area, located in the first room to the right off of the main hallway.
  • Reference materials are shelved by call number in the Reference room, the first room to the left off of the main hallway.
  • Dissertations and Theses are stored in the Stanford Auxiliary Libraries (SAL3) Delivery of theses may be requested through SearchWorks.
  • Reserve materials may be requested at the circulation desk.
  • Safety Collection of handbooks and other materials on lab safety is available in the middle right side of the library. 
  • MicroFilm/Fiche are located in the filing cabinet drawers in the computer room, the first room to the left off of the library entrance.