The Ricklefs library houses a robust and diverse collection of about 12,000 volumes, including award-winning fiction, non-fiction and popular reading, as well as a growing collection of over 200 DVDs and videos. We subscribe to over 40 periodicals, ranging from The Economist to Backpacker and Wired. At Ricklefs we welcome respectful group collaboration and also provide the Hsu Study Room for those who need silent study space. The library of the Information Age has no walls and serves as an electronic portal 24/7. Through our databases, students may access millions of articles in scholarly publications and newspapers at any time without leaving their residences.
The library staff is here to assist students and faculty. We also welcome email with your questions or requests to renew or check out a book. Throughout the academic year, the librarian teaches information literacy and research skills that dovetail with the academic coursework at Stevenson. By graduation, students are adept at utilizing the tools and strategies needed for research and study expected in college, and beyond.
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Search for books, audio and DVDs through the library catalog. We strive to develop a collection that is current, relevant, that enriches and supports the curriculum, and helps to shape a joyful life.
New this year is Ricklefs RFP (Request For Purchase.) Through this program, students, faculty and staff may request that an item be purchased and added to the Ricklefs collection. We can usually have the book or DVD for you within a few days. Stop by the Library desk to put in your request or send us an email. Additionally, we can acquire materials for you through the local public and university libraries.
Stevenson has invested heavily in support of the scholarship of our students and faculty. Our "library without walls" includes electronic access to millions of articles and over 77,000 e-books. Access to these e-resources is dependent upon membership in the Stevenson community. On campus, please connect through our Online Resources page (also see link to the left under Library drop-down menu.) Off-campus, login and password are required. If you have difficulty with connecting on or off campus, please contact the Library Director, Sarah Stewman.