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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.

Year-round tours

Groups or individuals may make appointments to tour the subject-specific libraries at Stanford. To do so, call or email the relevant contact person below. If you have a particular need or interest (for example, if you are a new faculty member), please include that information in your inquiry.

Archive of Recorded Sound: Contact Jonathan Manton at jmanton@stanford.edu or (650) 725-8862.

Art & Architecture Library: Contact Peter Blank at ppb@stanford.edu or (650) 725-1038.

Biology Library (Falconer): Email falconerlibrary@stanford.edu or call (650) 723-1528.

Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Library (Swain): Email swainreference@lists.stanford.edu or call (650) 723-9237.

Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections (Branner): Contact Hannah Winkler at hannah.winkler@stanford.edu or (650) 724-6242. Orientations are available for the library, the Map Collections, and/or the GIS Services.

East Asia Library: Contact Charles Fosselman at cfosselm@stanford.edu or (650) 353-1025, or Zhaohui Xue at zhxue@stanford.edu or (650) 388-8295. Tours can also be arranged for specific types of materials.

Education Library (Cubberley): Contact Kathy Kerns at kkerns@stanford.edu or (650) 996-0592.

Engineering Library (Terman): Email engreference@stanford.edu.

Green Library: Email: infocenter@stanford.edu.

  • Self-guided tours (pdf): Individuals are encouraged to explore Green Library at their own pace using the attached pdf. This self-guided tour contains general information about library services, facts about the library, and descriptions of artifacts within Green. Feel free to explore anytime the building is open.
  • Group tours: Guided tours are offered to Stanford groups. These tours are an introduction to the physical layout and services of the library, and can occur Mon-Fri, between 9 am - 4 pm (as staffing permits). Tours meet in the east lobby near the Circulation desk, and are 30-40 minutes in length.

Marine Biology Library (Miller): Contact Joe Wible at HMS-Library@lists.stanford.edu or (831) 655-6228. (Miller Library is located at Hopkins Marine Station, about two hours' drive from Stanford's main campus.)

Mathematics & Statistics Library: Email mathstatlibrary@stanford.edu or call (650) 723-1528.

Music Library: Contact Ray Heigemeir at raymondh@stanford.edu or (650) 384-9985 or Jerry McBride at jerry.mcbride@stanford.edu or (650) 725-1146.

Social Science Data and Software (SSDS): Email consult-ssds@lists.stanford.edu.

Special Collections: Email speccollref@stanford.edu or call (650) 725-1022 on a weekday, 10 am-5 pm.