Library - Learning Resource Center
Located in the Learning Resource Center, the Stevenson Library on the Greenspring campus is a hub of campus activity and houses the circulating collections. Since 2005, the Stevenson University Library has been a member of the Maryland Interlibrary Consortium (MIC), comprised of 5 area colleges and providing access to shared collections totaling 800,000 volumes. Students and faculty can request materials from partner libraries for delivery to the Greenspring and Owings Mills campuses within 24 hours.
Knowledgeable and friendly staff members are available to instruct students in the use of the collections. The online catalog allows easy access to traditional collections while carefully selected databases augment the materials. Among the full text electronic resources are Lexis-Nexis Academic, Business Source Premiere, The Baltimore Sun and Science Direct. A complete listing of electronic offerings is linked at <http://library.stevensonuniversity.org/> (click on the databases link). Most of these electronic resources are searchable from home or office.
The library also offers reference service in person and electronically. The library was specifically recognized in spring 2004 for its contribution to statewide reference service through the Maryland AskUsNow virtual reference service, which provides all Maryland residents access to a librarian via live chat 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A robust information literacy program is growing within the university curriculum.
Open in the evenings and on weekends during the regular semester, the library offers a variety of study environments including wireless network access, individual study carrels, listening/viewing rooms for multimedia, group study areas, a computer laboratory/library instruction classroom, and lounge and quiet study areas. Students need only a current Stevenson ID card to borrow circulating material from the library. Library hours at the Greenspring campus during the semester are Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Sunday, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
In 2008, a satellite library at the Owings Mills campus opened featuring reference materials covering paralegal studies, business and related disciplines. The Howard S. Brown School of Business and Leadership Library features extended late hours during the regular semester, study rooms, a computer lab and more. Visit the Stevenson University Library website for details and hours of operation. Now the SU Library is on Facebook! Just search for us using the search terms Stevenson University Library and become a fan!