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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.

Visiting Scholars

Visiting Scholars who meet eligibility requirements are issued Campus Cards from the Campus ID Card Office, which comes with library access privileges. To activate borrowing privileges, bring the card to Privileges in Green Library and complete an application form. Make sure we have your SUNet ID on file so you can access your account online. Contact Privileges to update your record.


  • Eligible for a locker in Green Library
  • Spouse/domestic partner is eligible for Courtesy SUL Card (to apply, the Visiting Scholar and his or her spouse or partner must come to Privileges in Green Library with the Visiting Scholar's Campus Card and the spouse/partner's government issued-ID card).
  • Off-campus access to online resources is governed by your SUNet ID; contact your sponsoring academic department to request one.