Engineering Library Services

Engineering Library


Course Reserves

For Students

Books on reserve in the Engineering Library are available from the Circulation Desk. Ask for them by Call Number. Reserve books circulate for 3 hours. 

Electronic course reserves may be accessed via Canvas.

For Faculty

The Engineering Library processes course reserve requests for all departments affiliated with the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Faculty can submit lists of readings to the library by sending an email to Willow Dressel ( or by completing and submitting the Course Reserves Request Form.

  • The Library adheres to the dictates of copyright law and fair use standards with respect to the photocopying of print material and the scanning of electronic reserves.
  • Electronic Course Reserve (E-Reserves) provides students with online access to course readings through the Blackboard course management system. We will scan individual book chapters, journal articles, etc. and set up links to electronic resources to which the Library has access rights. Article requests should include: Author, Article Title, Journal Title, Volume Issue number, page numbers, Date. Book chapter requests should include: Book title, Author, Edition, Publication Year, Chapter number or name. Please direct questions about E-Reserves to Willow Dressel ( or call 8 x6567.
  • Course Packets may also be placed on reserve. The instructor is required to supply a copy to the Library. Please do not submit Electronic Course Reserves requests duplicating material contained in course packets. Packets of more than 50 pages must be bound or gathered in a presentable binder.
  • Book, Video and DVD orders sometimes require several weeks. Please submit requests for new material as early as possible. You may request new titles before other items on your list. When submitting orders, please include title, author, ISBN, edition, publisher and date.
  • Streaming video reserves should be requested through the Firestone Video Library by sending an email to More information is available at
  • Please contact Willow Dressel (, the Engineering Librarian if you have any questions or problems with your course material. We are committed to serving your library needs and will do our best to ensure that your students have timely access to all required course material.

Instruction and Consultations

Office hours
The Engineering Librarian holds office hours Friday afternoon, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. No appointment necessary; just stop by and have all your library related questions answered. For research consultation appointments email Willow Dressel or schedule an appointment online.

The Research Instruction offered by the Engineering Library includes a wide range of activities with the goal of preparing students for lifelong learning. A vital component of the learning process is the ability to find information on a new topic or problem, analyze it and integrate the new information with what is known. To accomplish this goal, the library seeks to collaborate with the teaching faculty in various ways to implement elements of library instruction which can help students to efficiently navigate, locate, evaluate and retrieve the relevant information needed for research and study.

The Engineering Library offers course specific instruction upon demand for groups of faculty, staff, and students. Individual instruction is offered on-site between 9:00am – 5:00pm on most weekdays, but setting an appointment by emailing Willow Dressel ( is preferred. 

Individual Consultations

To arrange for a research consultation contact Willow Dressel. Before we meet to work on a research topic, please make sure that you send me the following information:

  1. In a sentence or two, describe your thesis (research) topic.
  2. What materials (if any) have you collected so far?
  3. Please give me an example of a relevant book, article or paper that you found so far or that was recommended by your advisor.
  4. What library resources have you searched (if any)?

Course Specific Instruction

Teaching faculty are invited to contact Willow Dressel to arrange for course specific instruction activities.