Using Swain library
The Swain Chemistry and Chemical engineering Library is open to both the Stanford Community and outside visitors. All Stanford University faculty, staff and students have full access to the library collections and e-resources during regular operating .
Visitors are welcome to use the library and are asked to sign in and out on the Visitor’s Register located just inside the entrance. Visitors have full use of the print collection and selected e-resources but may not check out materials unless they purchase a library card. Contact the Privileges Desk at Green Library, (650) 723-1492 or email@example.com, for information on becoming a registered borrower and obtaining a valid library card. Due to limited staffing, reference assistance is not provided for visitors.
Current Stanford faculty, students, and staff have full privileges according to the library’s circulation policy. Those with purchased privileges may only borrow books and theses.
Privileges may be blocked due to fines, fees, lost books, invalid addresses, or expired ID cards. Purchased privileges do not include off-campus access to digital resources or access to SciFinder and Reaxys.
Contact Green Library Privileges Desk (650-723-1492) or see Stanford Libraries Access and privileges
Swain library circulation periods
|Books and Theses||28 days|
|Journals and Reserves||2 hours (must be returned to the Swain library circulation Desk)|
|iPads||1 Week (must be returned to the Swain library circulation Desk)|
|Review Serials||28 days|
|Reference||In-house use ONLY|
Users who have a current SUNet ID and a University ID may place a request to renew items up two times by using My Account http://library.stanford.edu/myaccount. Items must be returned to the owning library for the third renewal. Institutional fee-based users must renew items at the owning library. No email or phone renewals accepted.
Please return all course reserves items, iPads, journals, and theses to the Swain Library. Other library materials may be returned to any Stanford University Library. Fines for reserve items are $1.00 per hour, applied in full at 16 minutes after the time due. Stiff fines are also levied for recalled items that are not returned promptly, especially items recalled for course reserves.
Stanford students can use their Stanford ID cards to pay for copying and printing. Stanford staff and visitors must buy a card for $1. Our card dispenser will accept $1, $5, $10, and $20. Copies are $0.13/page for 8.5 x 11 inch paper and $0.26/page for 11 x 17 inch paper. Printing is $.10/page for both black & white and color. (Poster sized prints at Meyer cost $50/poster – SU only service.). No change is available at Swain.
For more information on copying and printing please see: http://library.stanford.edu/using/print-copy-scan
Users with disabilities
Swain Library is partially accessible to persons with limited mobility. Please ask at the circulation desk for help in getting materials located in compact shelving or on upper/lower shelves. If you will need staff help, please call the Swain Library (650-725-9237) in advance because we often have only one staff member on duty.