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Engineering Reference Services describes the specialized library services in support of the teaching and research activities of the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Assistance in science/engineering information is located in the Chemistry Library, Louderman 549. Specialized assistance is available to engineering students working on theses and dissertations, or those in need of engineering reference assistance, use of engineering databases and resources instruction, or advice on specialized engineering databases. For more information contact contact Rob McFarland - Librarian.


Engineering materials are located in Olin Library. When classes are in session, Olin Library is open from 7:30am - 2:00am Monday - Thursday, 7:30am - 8:00pm Friday, 9:00am - 10:00pm Saturday, and 10:00am - 2:00am Sunday. Check posted hours when classes are not in session.

The Engineering Librarian and Engineering Library Assistant are available for help, Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 5:00pm.


Engineering materials are located in Olin Library. Engineering reference materials are shelved on Level 1 of Olin Library as part of the main reference collection. Engineering CD-ROM workstations are located on Level 1 in the Reference/Help Desk area. Current engineering journals are located on Level 1 of Olin Library, interfiled with the Olin journal collection. Books and Bound Journals are located in Olin, Level B. Assistance is located in the Chemistry Library at Louderman 549; contact Rob McFarland - Librarian.


Rob McFarland -- Chemistry & Engineering Librarian
Phone: (314) 935-4818
Email: rmcfarland@wustl.edu
Office: 549 Louderman Hall
Stop by, email or call for assistance to setup an appointment.
Lauren Todd -- Library Assistant for Engineering Collection
Phone: (314) 935-7394
Email: lauren.todd@wustl.edu
Office: 549 Louderman Hall

Collections & Resources

The Engineering collection in Olin Library contains books, journals, and conference proceedings in chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical, and biomedical engineering, computer science, engineering and policy, energy, engineering technology, systems science and mathematics. The collection also covers the history and philosophy of science and general science.