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Tours

Tours of the Stanford University Libraries are offered year-round, with special orientation tours for incoming students at the beginning of each academic year. Other special tours include Parents' Weekend, which usually happen in February, and Admit Weekend, which happen in April.

Parents' weekend

Green Library tours

Green Library is the largest library on campus, and is home to the main humanities and social science collections, the Information Center, the Media & Microtext Center, Special Collections and University Archives, and many other central library services and resources.

Meet at the Bing Wing entrance of Green Library, facing the Main Quad. Half-hour tours of Academic Computing Services in Lathrop Library are offered immediately after most of the Green Library tours.

  • Friday, Feb. 21 from 11 am to 12 pm
  • Saturday, Feb. 22 from 10:30 to 11:30 am (This tour does not include Lathrop Library; Lathrop is closed until 1 pm.)
  • Saturday, Feb. 22 from 2:30 to 3:30 pm

Lathrop Library tours

Academic Computing Services offer tours to teach about technology expertise, and resources available in Lathrop Library--including 24-hour computer spaces, the Multimedia Studio, and The Tech Desk. Half-hour tours are offered immediately after Green Library tours. Tours will begin at the first floor of Lathrop Library at the following dates and times:

  • Friday, Feb. 21 at 11:30 am
  • Saturday, Feb. 22 at 3 pm