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Libraries

The Stanford University Libraries include Green Library (the main campus library), Lathrop 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.

Students exiting the Bing Wing of Green Library

Green is Stanford University's main research library, and has collections in the humanities, social sciences, area studies, and interdisciplinary areas.

Lathrop Library
Lathrop Library

Technology support, East Asia Library, SUL technical services departments, and 24-hour study locations.

Edison Home Phonograph (detail)

Basic information about the Archive, including access, contacts, directions, and parking.

Art & Architecture Library

Holdings in art, architecture, and design include twentieth century ephemera, architectural treatises, and artists’ books. 

Earth Sciences Library

Map library, GIS support, and collection covering geology, seismology, energy resources engineering & more.

Main reading room in Cubberley Library

Highlights include current curriculum materials (including children's books), historical textbooks and college catalogs.

Globes on display

The David Rumsey Map Center enables and promotes interdisciplinary scholarship through the use of cartographic information in all forms—from paper to digital.

EAL grand staircase

Social sciences and humanities for all historical periods in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean languages.

Miller Library, exterior

In Pacific Grove, CA; focuses on marine biology, oceanography, fisheries, and other aquatic sciences.

Library entrance in Spring

Music Library information including contacts, access, hours, and transit.

Robin Li and Melissa Ma Science Library

The Robin Li and Melissa Ma Science Library supports research and teaching for the departments of Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Statistics.

Special Collections, Barchas Room

Acquires and preserves manuscripts, rare books, and university archives.

Engineering Library at Huang Center

Engineering and physics collections located on the 2nd floor of the Huang Engineering Center.