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The Science and Engineering Library is located in the Lederle Graduate Research Center Low-Rise Room A273.
This branch library is the primary location for resources and librarians in the sciences and engineering. Note that most medicine and health-related materials are in the W.E.B. Du Bois Library, although our health-sciences specialist James Craig, has his office at the Science and Engineering Library. 
Primary support for Patent and Trademark searching is located in the Science and Engineering Library. See the research libguide for PATENTS AND TRADEMARKS for more information.
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For the latest news and information about the Science and Engineering visit our blog @SEL

Lederle Graduate Research Center Low-Rise, Room A273

Main phone: (413) 545-1370
Fax (413) 577-1534

All Library Hours

Science & Engineering reference help:

Science and Engineering Library Staff - all SEL staff and their contact information

All students are welcome! 

Come to the Science and Engineering Library for information and research help in these fields:

• Agricultural sciences • Food science
• Astronomy • Geosciences
• Biochemistry • Mathematics and statistics
• Biology (except medicine and health) • Microbiology
• Chemistry • Nursing
• Computer science • Physics
• Construction and building technology • Polymer science and engineering
• All Engineering • Public health
• Environmental conservation and science • Veterinary and animal science

Though SEL is the primary location for materials supporting engineering and science there are two main exceptions:

  • Most medicine- and health-related materials are in the W.E.B. Du Bois Library, as is the liaison librarian for Nursing, Beth Lang.
  • Agriculture-related materials are also split between Du Bois and SEL. Naka Ishii and Madeleine Charney share liaison responsibilities.

Technology and space to work
SEL has many PCs available for public use, plus wireless access to the campus network; color and b&w printers and copiers, and a scanner. Eight group study rooms on the entry level floor each with a computer and white boards, many large and small tables for group or solo work scattered throughout the library create a good place to work.


Reference librarians, hard-copy book and journal circulation, instruction in library use, and help with research.

Contact Thea Atwood, Paulina BorregoNaka Ishii, Ellen Lutz, or Maxine Schmidt to make an appointment for classroom library instruction or individualized research help, including patent research.

Find your department's liaison librarian on Academic Liaison Program - Liaison Librarian Assignments.

Research Databases  by Subject, Title and Type of information (videos, newspapers, etc.) 

Subject Research Guides  for finding information on specific topics/fields

Course Guides  created for specific courses.

All COURSE RESERVES are available on the Lower Level of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library.

For news and information about the Science and Engineering visit our blog @SEL

Patent & Trademark Help
Paulina Borrego, provides primary support for patent and trademark searching. See the research guide for Patents and Trademarks for more information.


Last Edited: 14 April 2015