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We support engineering research and teaching at Stanford University through our facilities, collections, instructional programming, and digital services.

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Featured collections

  • The Durand-Lesley Propeller Collection

    The Durand-Lesley propellers in the Terman Library are the surviving artifacts of a famous experiment in early aviation history which defined a process method in engineering research still in use today.

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  • The Stephen P. Timoshenko Collection

    Stephen P. Timoshenko (1878-1972) is often referred to as the father of applied mechanics in the United States. His personal library encompassed over 2,400 volumes covering his study of the history of mechanics. Dr. Timoshenko built relationships with experts all over the globe and this unique position is reflected in the variety of materials in this collection.

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  • The Frederick Emmons Terman Book Collection

    The books in the Terman collection were left to the Engineering Library that bears his name by Dr. Terman upon his retirement. For the most part they represent his personal copies of the various editions of his works in English, as well as foreign language editions presented to him by friends, translators, or publishers.

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Parking is available for those with accessible parking permits on the south side of the Huang Engineering Center and in the Via Ortega Garage at Panama Street and Via Ortega. The Huang Engineering Center is equipped with automatic doors, accessible elevators, and accessible washrooms. A height-adjustable computer work station is available in the library. Please contact Terman Engineering Library staff for further accommodation needs.