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Access and privileges

Access policies described here apply to the Stanford University Libraries. Coordinate libraries (e.g., Business, Law, Hoover, Medical) and department libraries (Classics, Philosophy) may have separate access requirements and borrowing policies; consult them directly for information about using their facilities and resources.

Spouses and domestic partners

Spouses and domestic partners of all students, postdoctoral scholars, Fellows, faculty, and staff are eligible for Courtesy Campus Cards (issued by the Campus ID Card Office), which include library access and borrowing privileges.

Privileges overview

  • No limit on number of books that may be borrowed simultaneously
  • Up to three Media & Microtext items may be borrowed simultaneously, for three days each (no renewals)
  • Not eligible for interlibrary borrowing, a locker in Green Library, or a Proxy SUL Card