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Laptop Lending!

The Samuel C. Williams Library is proud to announce that we now have laptops to lend. Read our policy below and and fill out a Laptop Loan Agreement when you want one and you're on your way to success!

Eligibility

• Only current faculty, staff and students may check out Laptops. Patrons must have a valid library account in good standing and must read, agree to, and sign the Laptop Loan Agreement.

• The Laptop Loan Agreement must be read and signed each time a Laptop is borrowed. Only one Laptop can be checked out per person. Under no circumstances will a user be allowed to check out a Laptop for another person.

Loan Period

• Laptops can be checked out from the Samuel C. WIlliams circulation desk during regular operating hours. The loan period is 4 hours within the library for students and staff, and 4 hours with the option to take out of the library for faculty.

• Laptops are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. The Samuel C. Williams Library cannot guarantee that a Laptop will be available. Laptops can be renewed only if there is no one waiting for a Laptop. Borrowers must check at the desk to at the end of their loan period to see if they can renew.

• All Laptops must be returned to the Library circulation desk during regular operating hours.

Fines and Damages

• A $5.00 late fee per hour (not to exceed $25 per day) will be assessed if the Laptop is returned past its due time. Fines will be recorded on the borrower's library record and may result in borrowing and registration restrictions.

• The working condition of the Laptop will be assessed before checkout and upon its return. Users are responsible for damage to and/or loss or theft of loaned units. Users are required to report any problems experienced with the Laptop during their borrowing period.

• The replacement cost for a lost, stolen, or damaged Laptop is $350. A charge of $20.00 will be assessed for each lost power cord and adapter. Damage charges will be assessed based on the actual repair costs. If a Laptop is 3 days overdue, it is considered lost or stolen, and the borrower will be charged for its replacement.

Privacy

• Laptops available for checkout have 16gb of storage and are equipped with WiFi. Laptops come with preloaded sample files and applications, but users may sync additional data and applications, with the understanding that all data will be wiped and replaced with the standard preloaded files and apps when the Laptop is returned to the Samuel C. Williams Library. Any additional apps or media purchased by the borrower during the loan period must be done with the borrower's own funds, and are not the responsibility of the Library. Any data or documents saved to the Laptop by the patron during the loan period will be permanently erased during the restore process.

Tutorials

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Librarians create tutorial videos for use by the Stevens community and make them available through the S.C. Williams Library's YouTube Channel or Stevens on iTunesU

Tour the Library Website!

 

Tour the Library Website! A quick tour of the library's new web site!

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Getting Started with Your Research Module 1

 

Getting Started with Your Research Module 1:  Begins your research journey by describing the processes of brainstorming, selecting your topic, and finding background information.

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Getting Started with Your Research Module 2

 

Getting Started with Your Research Module 2:  Continues your research journey by describing how to focus your research, developing a research question, and finding information.

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Getting Started with Your Research Module 3

 

Getting Started with Your Research Module 3:  Your research journey concludes with Module 3 by discussing how to evaluate, cite and share your sources.

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Avoiding Plagiarism

 

Avoiding Plagiarism: This video defines plagiarism, provides examples of plagiarism, addresses the possible consequences of plagiarism, and suggests ways you can improve your writing & research to avoid plagiarism.

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Open House

Come and meet the staff of the Samuel C. Williams Library and learn about your library’s services and research tools!

 

  • Get a tour of the Leonardo da Vinci and F.W. Taylor Special Collections rooms (at 11:30 & 12:30)

  • Tour the library for a look at study space and the stacks

  • Learn more about ebooks, research databases, and the textbook reserve collection  

  • Library staff will be available to answer your questions

Coffee, tea, and cookies will be available for a midday snack.

 

All members of the Stevens community are welcome to stop by.  We look forward to seeing you there!  

 

Events

iPad Lending Fall 2013

This semester the library will pilot an iPad lending program. Students will be able to borrow iPads for 4 hours at a time. We hope this program will provide you with your technology needs.

Please visit the Circulation Desk. Fill out the lending form and read the terms of agreement and have the desk attendant complete the form and you'll be on your way!

Limited quantity of iPads are available and lending is based on first come, first serve

 

 
ELIGIBILITY
  • Only current faculty, staff and students may check out iPads. Patrons must have a valid library account in good standing and must read, agree to, and sign the iPad Loan Agreement.
  • The iPad Loan Agreement must be read and signed each time an iPad is borrowed. Only one iPad can be checked out per person. Under no circumstances will a user be allowed to check out an iPad for another person.
LOAN PERIOD
  • iPads can be checked out from the Samuel C. Williiams Library circulation desk during regular operating hours. The loan period is 4 hours within the library for students and staff, 24 hours for faculty.
  • iPads are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. The Samuel C. Williams Library cannot guarantee that an iPad will be available. iPads can be renewed only if there is no one waiting for an iPad. Borrowers must check at the desk to at the end of their loan period to see if they can renew.
  • All iPads must be returned to the Library circulation desk during regular operating hours.
FINES AND DAMAGES:
  • A $5.00 late fee per hour (not to exceed $25 per day) will be assessed if the iPad is returned past its due time. Fines will be recorded on the borrower's library record and may result in borrowing and registration restrictions.
  • The working condition of the iPad will be assessed before checkout and upon its return. Users are responsible for damage to and/or loss or theft of loaned units. Users are required to report any problems experienced with the iPad during their borrowing period.
  • The replacement cost for a lost, stolen, or damaged iPad is $600. A charge of$40.00 will be assessed for each lost power cord and adapter; $50 for a lost case. Damage charges will be assessed based on the actual repair costs. If an iPad is 3 days overdue, it is considered lost or stolen, and the borrower will be charged for its replacement
PRIVACY:

iPads available for checkout have 16gb of storage and are equipped with WiFi. iPads come with preloaded sample files and applications, but users may sync additional data and applications, with the understanding that all data will be wiped and replaced with the standard preloaded files and apps when the iPad is returned to the Samuel C. Williams Library. Any additional apps or media purchased by the borrower during the loan period must be done with the borrower's own funds, and is not the responsibility of the Library. Any data or documents saved to o the iPad by the patron during the loan period will be permanently erased during the restore process.

 

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Graduate Students

The graduate students of Stevens Institute have a variety of issues and needs unique from those of undergraduates. We here at Samuel C. Williams Library want to do all we can to address those needs. Here you will find library information specifically geared for graduate students.

Please note: Your Stevens ID is needed to gain access to the library building. If accessing our collections (databases, ebooks) from off-campus, your myStevens username and password will be required.

         

      STUDY SPACE

Graduate Student Affairs provides students with a Graduate Study Lounge, located on the 3rd floor of the library; your Stevens ID card is required for entrance. Information on reserving study spaces throughout the library can be found here.

 

         

   DATABASE DEMOS 

The databases we subscribe to are large and detailed, and when you need to collect every article on a subject, it can be frustrating if you don’t know all the tricks. Let us help you figure out how to retrieve the most relevant results to your research. This can be done one-on-one, in a small group (2-6), or in a workshop (7-20). We can even on occasion invite the company that owns the database to send a representative for a demonstration and Q&A.Email the Graduate Student Liaison to set up a demonstration.

 

         

    LAPTOP LENDING

Laptops are now available for loan! Grad students can check them out from the Circulation Desk for 4 hours at a time, and they cannot leave the library. For more information, go to Laptop Lending.

 

         

 INTERLIBRARY LOAN 

Books, journal articles, and dissertations that are not available in the library or in a library subscription database can be requested through Interlibrary Loan / Document Delivery Services (ILL/DDS). There is no charge for borrowing books through ILL/DDS, and books must be picked up in the library. Article requests cost $1, dissertations cost $10.

 

         

    RESEARCH HELP

Research Help is available Monday through Friday, 9am to 5:30pm in-person at the Reference and Research Services desk, and also via email, telephone (201-216-5200), chat, text (201-399-2792), Twitter, and our Ask a Librarian service where you can submit your question or check the Knowledge Base to see if your question has already been answered.

We look forward to seeing you in the library.  Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions about your research or about the library’s services or resources.  Let us know how we can help!

 

         

PRINTING COPYING & SCANNING

The printers are networked. You can download the printer drivers onto your laptop and send print jobs to the networked printer.Printing and copying costs and more information are listed on the library's guide for Printing, Copying, and Scanning.

 

         

THESIS/DISSERTATION

The library is here to help you throughout the process of writing and submitting your dissertation or thesis. We offer workshops on researching throughout the semester, and you can always schedule a consultation with a librarian when you’re ready to delve deeply into your topic. Check out the Graduate Student research guide for information on writing an in-depth research paper.

Stevens requires all dissertations to be submitted electronically through the ETD Administrator before they are submitted to the library for binding. Theses, senior reports, senior thesis and senior design projects are submitted in person to Doris Oliver. For information on submission requirements for dissertations, theses, and other final projects, see Submit a Thesis/Dissertation. A handy FAQ can be found here.

 

Library Liaison for Graduate Students:
Vicky Ludas Orlofsky

As the Library’s Graduate Student Liaison, I am here to help you get the most out of this library. Please let me know your questions or comments about the library, its services, collections, space, or anything else you are curious about.

To reach me:

Stop by and see me at the Reference Desk (3pm-5:30pm Mon-Wed and Fri).
Email! ~ 201-216-5361 ~ Set up a research appointment (with me or another librarian) ~ Chat!

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