The Ricklefs library houses a robust and diverse collection of about 12,000 volumes, including award-winning fiction, nonfiction and popular reading, as well as a growing collection of several hundred 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. Off-campus, a login and password are required. If you have difficulty with connecting on or off campus, please contact the library director, Sarah Stewman.
The newspapers and magazines in the periodical collection support the academic and extra-curricular interests of the Stevenson community and serve to keep the community informed of current events on local, national and international levels. Previous issues of magazines are available for check out. In addition to in-house papers, Rickefs also subscribes to the following online:
Stevenson maintains a wish list of books and DVDs that have been requested by the librarian, teachers, or students. If you would like to support the library by making a donation of a book, view the Stevenson Wish List at Amazon.com. The wish list name is "Stevenson School, Pebble Beach." We will happily recognize your donation by placing a bookplate in the material you select.