Question of the Week: Students Share Their Favorite Books

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Academic librarians are always looking for new and interesting ways to reach out to students. Here at the Samuel C. Williams Library, we’ve found that our dry/erase boards are an excellent way to connect with Stevens students.

Since 2015, Research Services Librarians Vicky Ludas Orlofsky and Courtney Walsh have been posting a “Question of the Week” on a dry/erase board in the Great Hall every Monday throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. Countless students have shared their interests and opinions on a wide variety of topics, such as “What is your hometown?”, “Where is your favorite place to study?”, and “What is your favorite restaurant in Hoboken?”

Week Six’s Question of the Week was “What is the Best Book you Read for School (any year)?”

Check out the variety of our students’ responses on this Pinterest board!  

We are happy to report that the Library provides access to many of these books in our print and ebook collections. If you are interested in reading some of their suggestions, you can search for them using the Library catalog. Ebooks will be found in one of our many ebook databases (log into myStevens to access) and print books will be found on the 2nd floor in our Circulating Books collection. And, don’t forget that you can request any of the books that we do not currently own, such as Harry Potter or The Handmaid’s Tale via Interlibrary Loan. Just search for the book by title in the catalog and click the ‘Request Item through Interlibrary Loan’ button within the record for the book you want.



Scarlet Letter

Invisible Man  PS3555 .L625 I5 1995

Crime & Punishment

To Kill a Mockingbird PZ4 .L4778 TO

Tale of Two Cities

Tale of Two Cities PR4571 .A1 1989

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre PR4167 .J35 1933

The Holy Bible

1984 PR6029. R8 N647 2003









Courtney Walsh, Research and Instructional Services Librarian