Doris Oliver

Doris Oliver
Assistant Curator
Office:  Library

Course Reserves

Certain items that prove to be high-demand/high-usage are housed separately from the regular collection and have a shorter borrowing period to facilitate fair access. Selected titles are entered into the Reserve Collection at the request of faculty or Library Staff and are shelved behind the Circulation Services desk. Reserve books can be borrowed for 2 hours and can only be used in the Library. Faculty seeking to place Library Books on reserve must complete a Reserve Book Form. The Library will then take care of either pulling books from the shelves or ordering them if necessary. Forms should be completed as thoroughly as possible. Forms and material should be sent to the attention of John Cruz.

Below is a listing of our Reserve Materials.

Reserve Course Materials

Reserve course materials include homework assignments, examination questions & answers, old examinations, etc., that faculty have placed on Reserve in order to provide convenient access for their students. These materials, arranged by Course #, can be borrowed for 2 hours and can only be used in the Library. Faculty wanting to place course material on reserve should complete a Course Material Reserve Form and submit it along with the material being sent to the Library. Please note that it is important that all items on the form be completed as thoroughly as possible. Forms and material should be sent to the attention of John Cruz.

Reserve Periodicals

A small number of popular periodical titles are kept at the Circulation Desk for a current rolling 3-month period. Reserve periodicals can be borrowed for 2 hours & can only be used in the Library.


Nydia Cruz

Associate Curator/Administrative Assistant

Nydia Cruz 
Office:  Library

Study & Meeting Rooms

Library Study and Meeting Room Information

Samuel C. Williams Library has 10 study rooms for individuals or groups between 2 and 10 and are available to all Stevens students, faculty, and staff. Advanced reservations can be made with library staff members John Cruz or Nydia Cruz. Please read the room policy pages for additional information.

To be fair with all students who wish to use the Study Rooms, Reservations are limited to all for 4 hours per day and a total of 8 hours per week. 


Room 208B
Conference Room 208-B


Conference table seating up to 10 people
4 Armchairs
Flatscreen TV with laptop connection
Portable projection screen
Large east-facing windows

For meetings only and must be made 24 hours in advance.

Media Room 209


Gift of the Class of 2010
Table seating up to 10 people
Minimum 4 people required
Interactive board
Special dry-erase markers, interactive pen, batteries, and eraser available at the Circulation Services Desk.

Group Study Room 210


Table seating up to 10 people
Minimum 4 people required
White board
Large east-facing window
Flat screen display for laptop connection


Study Room

Each room seats up to 4 people
Minimum 2 people required
Quiet study only
South-side of hallway

Study Room


Each room seats up to 4 people
Minimum 2 people required
Quiet study only
South-side of hallway

Study Rooms
312, 314, 316, 318

Each room seats 2 students
North-side of hallway
Quiet study only
Window in door

Study Room 310

Seats 1 student
North-side of hallway
Quiet study only


Burchard Team Room, 127-B

Seats up to 10 students.
Monday through Friday:
10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


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Find or Request Books

The Samuel C. Williams Library has more than 30,000 print books and more than 120,000 ebooks in our collection. If we do not have a book, we can request it for you through Interlibrary Loan. Books are borrowed in accordance to our borrowing policies.

Books shelved off-campus can be requested with the form above.

Study Rooms

Scott Smith

Head of Acquisitions and Collection Development
Office:  Library
Location:348 Library
Research & Education

M.S.L.I.S., Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

M.A.T., Boston University

B.A., University of Texas at Austin

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias


Samuel C Williams Library catalog (see here for a list of all available encyclopedias across all subject areas.)

Major online reference works:

ASM Handbooks OnlineASM Handbooks Online™ is the industry's best known and most comprehensive source of information on ferrous and non-ferrous metals and materials technology. It includes the complete content of 28 ASM Handbook volumes, several ASM Handbook supplements, and two ASM Desk Editions.
Britannica OnlineEncyclopædia Britannica, Inc. is a global educational publisher with products that promote knowledge and learning. They provide timely, relevant, and trustworthy information and instructional products used in schools, universities, homes, libraries, and workplaces throughout the world.
CRC Handbook of Chemistry and PhysicsSearch the 93rd and current edition of the one-volume reference resource for science research.
Encyclopedia of Life SciencesEncyclopedia of Life Sciences (eLS) is a monthly-updating reference work containing over 4,900 specially commissioned, peer-reviewed and citable articles written by leaders in the field. It offers comprehensive and authoritative coverage of the life sciences for students, lecturers and researchers alike.
Encyclopedia of Pharmaceutical TechnologySearch the Third Edition of the Encyclopedia of Pharmaceutical Technology.
Engineering Handbooks OnlineAn eBook collection of over 2,310 cutting-edge and bestselling references with access to the latest handbooks in civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering.
Gale Virtual Reference LibraryThe Gale Virtual Reference Library contains the searchable full text of many reference books – for a complete list of titles, enter the database and then click on "Title List." You may search one title, a combination of titles, or all titles at once. You may also generate citations to these books in MLA or APA format.
International Tables for CrystallographySearch the most recent volumes of the International Tables for Crystallography through the Wiley Online Library.
knovel Engineering & Scientific Online ReferencesDatabase of the fulltext of some of the leading engineering reference handbooks, databases, and conference proceedings.
Oxford English DictionaryOxford English Dictionary is the authoritative historical dictionary for the English language as it has evolved over the last millennium and across the world. Words can be searched both for their own history and their presence within the full-text of other entries.
Thieme Pharmaceutical SubstancesPharmaceutical Substances is designed to be a complete reference guide to every pharmaceutical compound of significance. It provides a compendium of some 2500 active pharmaceutical ingredients (API's) of interest to the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Pharmaceutical Substances is an invaluable resource for anybody involved in the design, discovery, development, and evaluation of drugs.
Who's Who on the WebMarquis Biographies Online provides a searchable online database, features comprehensive profiles on over 1.5 million of the most accomplished individuals from all fields of endeavor including: government, business, science and technology, the arts, entertainment, and sports.