The science & engineering collection was originally located on the third floor of the Central Library.
In the mid-1980s, plans were made for a new Engineering Building, which would include space for a Science and Engineering Library. On October 8, 1988, Engineering II was dedicated. In January of 1989, the Science and Engineering Department (as it was known) moved from the Central Library to Engineering II and was called the Science and Technology Branch Library.
In 1991, Engineering II was renamed Nedderman Hall in honor of Wendell H. Nedderman, former UT Arlington president and College of Engineering Dean. The library also had name changes from, EB-II Library, to Science & Technology Library and now to its present name, Science & Engineering Library, also referred to as SEL.
The library is located in the basement of Nedderman Hall at the University of Texas at Arlington.