Library Services

The virtual library at Stevenson University is available through the Library webpage: stevensonlibrary.org and at two convenient campus locations, Greenspring and Owings Mills. Students enjoy access to over 60 databases, featuring the full text of electronic journals, magazines, newspapers, and more. A few of the databases to which the Stevenson University Library subscribes include Artstor, SciFinder, Lexis-Nexis, Business Source Complete, The Baltimore Sun, Material Connexion, and Science Direct. Approximately 70,000 full text magazines, journals, and newspapers are also available, and over 200,000 eBooks form a significant academic resource for students and faculty. Most are searchable from home or office. The OneSearch tool, available from the Library website as well as the SU Portal page, enables researchers to easily find books, articles and more through a single search box.

Traditional collections are housed primarily at the Greenspring Campus Library, which features a collection of materials for young readers utilized by Education students. The Library at Owings Mills features paralegal studies, fashion design and marketing, business, forensic studies, information technology, and related disciplines, as well as leisure reading books and magazines. Stevenson University researchers also have access to a little under one million volumes through the library’s membership in the Maryland Interlibrary Consortium (MIC), shared by four area college and university libraries. Students can request materials through the local catalog (SHARC) and nearby academic libraries will deliver to the Greenspring and Owings Mills campuses within 24-48 hours of request. Inter-library loan is also available.

Knowledgeable and friendly library staff members stand ready to aid Stevenson University students to identify and locate vetted resources appropriate for their assignments. Reference and research help are available in person, by phone, and electronically via text, chat and email. Through AskUsNow, Stevenson students have live chat access to a librarian 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Students also have a choice of study environments at both library locations, with wireless network access, individual study carrels, and listening viewing rooms. They also have group study areas, computer lab/library instruction classrooms, and quiet study areas. The Library at Owings Mills features extended late hours during the regular semester. There are 56 public computers at the Greenspring Library and 32 at Owings Mills. Both locations feature Mac computers. Students can scan documents or print in color at each library location.

During the regular semester, the Greenspring campus library is open Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; and Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Library at Owings Mills is open at noon on Sunday, remaining open continuously until 8:00 p.m. on the following Friday, and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Visit the Stevenson University Library website for the latest information regarding library hours and services: stevensonlibrary.org.