At a glance

Swain Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Library

Shelving locations

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, Theses, and Reserves. Please ask staff for assistance if you are unable to locate needed items.

  • Journals and review serials are shelved in Serials area.
    • Current issues of journals are displayed in the main hallway.
    • Older issues are shelved in compact shelving at the rear of the library.
    • For a number of journals, volumes published before 1995 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 shelved in the Theses area, located at the rear of the library on the left side. Swain Library has theses from the mid-1950s. Theses granted before the mid-1950s are shelved in the Stanford Auxiliary Libraries (SAL).
  • 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.