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Hours & locations

The Stanford University Libraries include Green Library (the main campus library), Meyer Library (technology services & study spaces), 14 specialized branch and department libraries, and 3 auxiliary libraries housing less-used or overflow materials. Five coordinate libraries, connected to graduate schools and other organizations, have their own websites and policies. The collections of all these libraries are indexed in SearchWorks.

E.g., 01-08-2014
Cecil H. Green Library
(650) 723-1493
Cecil H. Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6063
Su 18 M 19 Tu 20 W 21 Th 22 F 23 Sa 24
Library & circulation
Closed
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Information Center
Closed
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Media & Microtext Center
Closed
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Privileges desk
Closed
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SSDS walk-in consulting
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Velma Denning Room
Closed
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Building entry requires a valid Stanford ID Card, or visitor registration and a valid government-issued photo ID card.
J. Henry Meyer Memorial Library
Su 18 M 19 Tu 20 W 21 Th 22 F 23 Sa 24
Meyer lobby
Open 24hr
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24-hour study room
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2nd floor Tech Desk & group study area
Closed
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Digital Language Lab
Closed
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Multimedia Studio
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All workstations and equipment for checkout is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Meyer Library does not take reservations.
Archive of Recorded Sound
(650) 723-9312
541 Lasuen Mall
Braun Music Center
Stanford, CA 94305-3076
Su 18 M 19 Tu 20 W 21 Th 22 F 23 Sa 24
Archive of Recorded Sound
Closed
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Open to the public; appointments strongly encouraged. Materials do not circulate.
Art & Architecture Library
(650) 723-3408
Su 18 M 19 Tu 20 W 21 Th 22 F 23 Sa 24
Library & circulation
Closed
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Reference
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Visual Resources Center
Closed
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Biology Library (Falconer)
(650) 723-1528
Su 18 M 19 Tu 20 W 21 Th 22 F 23 Sa 24
Library & circulation
Closed
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Reference
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Business Library
(650) 725-2055
Knight Management Center
655 Knight Way
Stanford, CA 94305
Su 18 M 19 Tu 20 W 21 Th 22 F 23 Sa 24
Library & i-Desk
Closed
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Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Library (Swain)
(650) 723-9237
364 Lomita Drive
Organic Chemistry Building
Stanford, CA 94305-5081
Su 18 M 19 Tu 20 W 21 Th 22 F 23 Sa 24
Library & circulation
Closed
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Reference
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Chemistry and Chemical Engineering grad students, postdocs, faculty, and visiting scholars with a current Stanford ID plus faculty from any department are eligible for 24-hour access to Swain. All applicants are required to attend a one-hour orientation tour.
Classics Library
(650) 723-0479
Department of Classics
Building 110
Stanford University
Stanford CA 94305-2145
Open to all members of the Stanford community with a valid Stanford ID card.
Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections (Branner)
(650) 723-2746
Mitchell Building, 2nd Floor
397 Panama Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-2174
Su 18 M 19 Tu 20 W 21 Th 22 F 23 Sa 24
Library & circulation
Closed
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Reference
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Materials in off-site storage and the locked stacks must be paged in advance.
East Asia Library
(650) 725-3435
Su 18 M 19 Tu 20 W 21 Th 22 F 23 Sa 24
Library & circulation
Closed
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The East Asia Library is located on the 4th floor of the Meyer Library building. Access to the library is via elevator only, and the collections in the mezzanine level of the building are accessible only from the elevator on the 4th floor. Please note that from June 16 - September 15, 2014, there may be service interruptions or periods of time when the library is closed due to our move to the new Lathrop Library. Please see our Library Move Information page for the latest information.
Education Library (Cubberley)
(650) 723-2121
Education Building
485 Lasuen Mall, Room 202-205
Stanford, CA 94305-3097
Su 18 M 19 Tu 20 W 21 Th 22 F 23 Sa 24
Library & circulation
Closed
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The Education Library is open to all members of the Stanford community and to the public though borrowing is limited to Stanford affiliates.
Engineering Library (Terman)
(650) 723-0001
Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center
475 Via Ortega, Rm 201
Stanford, CA 94305-4121
Su 18 M 19 Tu 20 W 21 Th 22 F 23 Sa 24
Library & circulation
Closed
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Reference
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Hoover Institution Archives
(650) 723-3563
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford CA 94305-6010
Su 18 M 19 Tu 20 W 21 Th 22 F 23 Sa 24
Reference
Closed
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The majority of collections are housed on site and are readily available. A small number are stored off site and require advance notice to access. Materials in the Archives do not circulate.
Hoover Institution Library
(650) 723-2058
Hoover Institution Library
550 Serra Mall
Stanford CA 94305-6010
Su 18 M 19 Tu 20 W 21 Th 22 F 23 Sa 24
Library & circulation
Closed
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The majority of collections are housed on site and are readily available. A small number are stored off site and require advance notice to access.
Law Library (Robert Crown)
(650) 723-2477
Crown Quadrangle
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610
Su 18 M 19 Tu 20 W 21 Th 22 F 23 Sa 24
Library & circulation
Closed
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Law alumni have lifetime access. Attorneys may use the Library on a fee basis. After-hours use is restricted to law students, as are reading rooms during Exam and Reading Periods.
Marine Biology Library (Harold A. Miller) at Hopkins Marine Station
(831) 655-6229
Hopkins Marine Station
120 Ocean View Blvd.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3094
Su 18 M 19 Tu 20 W 21 Th 22 F 23 Sa 24
Library & circulation
Closed
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Residents of Hopkins have key access. Given the small staff, patrons coming down from main campus should call or email in advance to confirm the library will be open and someone available to help.
Mathematics & Statistics Library
(650) 723-1528
Su 18 M 19 Tu 20 W 21 Th 22 F 23 Sa 24
Library & circulation
Closed
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Reference
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Medical Library (Lane)
(650) 723-6831
300 Pasteur Drive, Rm L109
Stanford, CA 94305
Su 18 M 19 Tu 20 W 21 Th 22 F 23 Sa 24
Library & circulation
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Music Library
(650) 723-1211
541 Lasuen Mall
Braun Music Center
Stanford, CA 94305-3076
Su 18 M 19 Tu 20 W 21 Th 22 F 23 Sa 24
Library & circulation
Closed
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The library is open to the public, though borrowing privileges are restricted to Stanford affiliates. Circulation services end 15 minutes prior to closing. Loan periods: Books and scores : Academic quarter CDs and DVDs : 7 days Bound periodicals and other Limited Loan : 7 days for graduate students and faculty Reserves : 4 hours, unless otherwise noted
SLAC National Accelerator Lab Research Library
(650) 926-2411
Mail Stop 82
2575 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025-7090
Su 18 M 19 Tu 20 W 21 Th 22 F 23 Sa 24
Library & circulation
Closed
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Open to the Stanford University community as well as the general public, by appointment only. For site security reasons, appointments must be made via email at least 48 hours in advance.
Special Collections & University Archives
(650) 725-1022
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Su 18 M 19 Tu 20 W 21 Th 22 F 23 Sa 24
Field Reading Room
Closed
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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.
Stanford Auxiliary Library 1&2 (SAL1&2)
(650) 723-9201
691 Pampas Lane
Stanford CA 94305
Su 18 M 19 Tu 20 W 21 Th 22 F 23 Sa 24
Library & circulation
Closed
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Stanford ID or Visitor Registration with a valid gov't photo ID is required for building access. A small reading room is available to visitors. Items from this library may also be paged to other campus libraries via Searchworks. Delivery usually takes 1 business day.
Stanford Auxiliary Library 3 (SAL3)
(650) 723-1493
Off-campus (Livermore, CA)
Stanford Auxiliary Library, off-campus Newark
(650) 723-1493
SAL-Newark is a storage-only facility, with no public access available.
Tanner Philosophy Library
(650) 723-1539
Department of Philosophy
Main Quad, Building 90
Stanford, CA 94305-2155
Tanner Library is open to all members of the Stanford community with a valid Stanford ID. For questions regarding access and borrowing privileges, consult with staff at the Tanner Philosophy Library circulation desk, which you can reach at (650) 723-1539.