About us

Fuel your intellectual curiosity.

You will see Stanford Libraries’ legacy in our diverse knowledge repositories around campus. And you will feel the future in our vision to drive your teaching and learning forward. We draw on rich values to encourage, stimulate, connect, and share scholarship for all. 

ENCOURAGE: Meet approachable, engaged, solution-oriented librarians who are easy to talk to and will encourage your learning and empower your research.  

STIMULATE: With diverse collections and services to stimulate everyone on their quest for knowledge—narrow, broad, conventional, or quirky—something is bound to spark your curiosity. 

CONNECT: Our physical and digital spaces are designed to promote freedom and discovery, making knowledge-seeking more meaningful, more personal, and more connected than ever.

SHARE: We’re committed to the creation of a more equitable, accessible system of content sharing, community contributions, and preservation of scholarly works.  

Three ways Stanford Libraries work for you

Leading by example

Acknowledging our land legacy

“We recognize that Stanford sits on the ancestral land of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe. This land was and continues to be of great importance to the Ohlone people.

Consistent with our values of community and inclusion, we have a responsibility to acknowledge, honor and make visible the university’s relationship to Native peoples.”

Learn more about Stanford's relationship with native peoples

Meet our thought leaders

Our staff is our greatest resource. Their diligence and commitment to their fields keeps Stanford Libraries at the forefront of discovery.

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Our values

We cultivate mutual respect; everyone has much to contribute and to learn.

We are driven by integrity, trust, creativity, and openness.

We celebrate diversity and act against racism, sexism, or social discrimination of any kind.  

We recognize the inequities of the past and present, striving to learn, grow, and act in fair and equitable ways.  

We value and protect privacy for our community and ourselves.

We achieve success through the fulfillment of both our individual and collective responsibilities.

We are future-oriented innovators and long-term thinkers providing world-class expert services.  

We are Stanford Libraries.

You can support Stanford Libraries

Each gift, regardless of size, is meaningful to us and helps us sustain and support a robust scholarly community. Donations impact all corners of campus, every discipline, and has a positive influence on Stanford faculty, students, staff, and visiting scholars.

Donors to the Libraries value investing in research, preserving cultural heritage, advancing discovery using data, creating spaces that arouse curiosity, and believe in making information and scholarship accessible.

Ways to support us

Give in a way that works for you:

  • Endowments

  • Bequest and beneficiary designations  
  • Memorial and celebratory gifts  
  • Gifts of securities  
  • Gifts-in-kind of collections, rare books, manuscripts, maps or archives
Learn how to support Stanford Libraries

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Support Stanford Libraries today:

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