Chemistry Library Services & Facilities

The Chemistry Library collection includes both circulating and non-circulating materials. All borrowers with a valid Washington University ID have borrowing privileges for circulating materials.
Faculty – 90 days
Graduate Students – 60 days
Undergraduates – 28 days
Courtesy borrowers – 21 days
Faculty needing to place books and other materials on reserve may fill out the Online Reserve Request Form with the required list of books. Please be sure to indicate on the form Chemistry Library. Or they may submit their lists to Chemistry Library staff in person or via email. Reserve books are shelved in the brown bookcase in the Main Room of the Chemistry Library.
Reference services, research consultation, and individual and group instruction in the use of Chemistry Library resources is available either during posted office hours or by appointment. Contact Rob McFarland, , (314) 935-4818, for more information or to make an appointment. Other services include interlibrary loan, document delivery, and online literature searching.
The Chemistry Library has six online computer search terminals which provide access to the Library Catalog, as well as access to the Internet. There are two copy machines. One is reserved for Chemistry Department faculty, staff, and students. This copier requires entry of copy code issued by the Chemistry Department. The second copier is for all non-Chemistry Department people and requires a copycard which may be purchased in Olin Library.
There are several online services available through the library website. These include InterLibrary Loan, Online book renewal, West Campus delivery request, MOBIUS, as well as many other services. Full list of online services.
To access past cumulative exams, log into Ares using your WUSTL key. In the “Search by Department” drop-down menu, select “Chemistry.” Choose the cume subject you want from the results list, and add it to your courses using the password “chemistry.” From there you can download and print the tests.