COVID-19 update

All libraries are CLOSED due to poor air quality.
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Access to campus libraries is limited.

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Access and privileges

Who can access Stanford Libraries?

Some library spaces are open, by appointment only. To comply with safety guidelines, we can only permit a limited number of people in these spaces and hours have been reduced.

Library access is available for the following Stanford Campus ID Card holders only:

Campus ID Card holders

  • Faculty, students, and staff
  • Fellows, postdocs
  • University visiting scholars
  • Some courtesy card holders

In order to visit the library you must:

Library access is temporarily suspended for the following groups:

University-affiliated groups

  • Stanford Alumni
  • Hospital clinicians and staff
  • Continuing Studies
  • summer program participants
  • Short-term visiting scholars

Library-affiliated groups

  • Reciprocal program participants:
    • RLCP (Stanford/UC Berkeley)
    • RSP (Stanford/UC schools)
    • BorrowDirect and BorrowDirect Plus (Stanford/Ivies + Chicago & Duke) 
  • Fee-based library cardholders


For more information, contact Privileges.