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Members of the Stanford community must show a current Stanford ID. Non-Stanford users must show a current photo ID. All users must register upon their first visit every academic year. All of our materials are located off site. Patrons must request materials 2 full business days before planned date of use. In some cases, paging may take up to a week. Phone reference is by appointment only.


Green Library 557 Escondido Mall Stanford, CA 94305-6064


We are located on the second floor of Green Library, Bing Wing.

Transit and Parking 

Marguerite line P runs closest to Green Library, stopping at the campus Oval. Parking regulations are enforced between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM on weekdays, excluding holidays. During those hours, there are a small number of metered parking spots (cash/credit, up to two hours) available on Lasuen Dr., behind the Littlefield Center. There are also pay-by-space parking spots (credit only, up to eight hours) available on Memorial Dr., just behind the Lathrop Library. Visitors may download the Parkmobile app ( for faster and more convenient visitor parking payment. Further information may be found at the Stanford Parking & Transportation Services website (


Accessible to customers with limited mobility.


The Special Collections and University Archives Department of Stanford University Libraries is committed to acquiring, preserving, and providing access to primary source materials that support the research needs of the Stanford community and beyond. There are three distinct divisions in our department: Manuscripts, Rare Books and University Archives. We welcome all students, scholars and members of the general public to the Field Reading Room. Learn more about using and accessing our collections.