At a glance

Special Collections & University Archives

Traveling to Stanford

Patrons coming to Special Collections to do research may find the following information of interest:

Reading room hours

We are open Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 5:00pm. We are closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and on University holidays. Please check the following pages for Special Collections closure dates before planning your research visit:

Additionally, each December, Special Collections and Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources reduce their schedule of operations. This year, Special Collections will be closed Monday, December 23, 2013 through Friday, January 3, 2014.


The Special Collections reading room is located in the Field Room on the second floor of the Bing Wing room 200 inside Green Library. Please consult Stanford University's searchable campus map for Green Library's location.

Transportation and parking information

Driving directions and parking information can be found on Stanford University's transportation webpage.


Please consult Stanford's Where to stay webpage to learn about lodgings on and off the Stanford campus.