Welcome back!

On behalf of the Library Staff, I would like to extend a warm welcome to all new and returning students, faculty, and staff!  

The role of libraries is as important as ever as we work closely each day with our communities to provide spaces, services, and resources that aim to enlighten and inspire. Academic libraries have a special place within the universities they serve and support, as we aim to help unify our communities, equip students with skills to evaluate information and to think critically and creatively, and help to prepare students to become global citizens in an increasingly complex world. The Samuel C. Williams Library Staff is here to support you as you explore ideas and information, make discoveries, create new knowledge, and share your knowledge with others.

In our effort to connect you with leading edge research and information, we have added online access to the SciFinder database to our list of 80+ databases.  SciFinder will be of particular interest to students, faculty, and researchers in the areas of chemistry, biomedical engineering, biological sciences, materials science, and chemical engineering.

Over the summer the Library has added more study seating to help you make that new discovery alone or with a group of classmates throughout all three floors, and we are currently working on a project to add significantly more study seating to the third floor quiet study area by the spring 2018 semester.

We aim to keep you connected by having technology tools available to you! Look for the following new additions:

  • New lending laptops and Chromebooks available for checkout at the Circulation Services Desk; 
  • Two new iMac workstations on the first floor near the copier/printers; 
  • Updated MatLab and Solidworks software on the library computer workstations;
  • More extended display workstations on the first floor; and
  • More power sources throughout the Library.

The Library is an essential cultural and learning space for the Stevens community where many activities like workshops, concerts, archives and art exhibits take place. Please visit our events calendar for a full list of our upcoming fall and spring activities.


Come meet us! Join us at our Open House on Wednesday, September 6 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the Library Great Hall.

We wish you an excellent fall semester and we encourage you to remember the Library is here to help as you work on papers, projects, assignments, and research. The Library is here for you!


Linda Beninghove, Ed.D. Director, Samuel C. Williams Library