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Winter Closure 2018-19: Library hours and affected services

December 20, 2018
Kelly Fields

The Stanford Libraries will be operating on a reduced schedule during the Stanford Winter Closure period.

Closures and reduced library hours for:

All libraries will resume regular hours on Monday, January 7, 2019. See library hours for the week of January 6-12, 2019 for details.

  • If you will be away from campus during the holiday period, remember to set up your browser for off-campus access to library resources.
  • Website and SearchWorks feedback will not be monitored during the Winter Closure period. If you need assistance before January 7, please contact Circulation at or 650-723-1493.
  • If you have questions or library business to conduct during the break, Green Library will be open on select days.

Requests & recalls

  • Items requested in SearchWorks will not be available for scanning or pickup until January 7 or later.
  • Recalled items do not need to be returned to the library until January 7.

Interlibrary Services

Interlibrary Borrowing

  • You can submit Interlibrary Borrowing (ILB) requests and renewals during Winter Closure; however, they will be processed starting Monday, January 7, 2019.
  • Please do not return materials loaned by non-Stanford libraries to campus bookdrops. Return materials to the Green Circulation Desk. Request a return receipt.
  • Beginning on Monday, January 7, 2019, materials returned during the closure will be shipped to the various lending libraries.

Direct from UC Berkeley (RLCP)

  • Final shipments:
    • Final shipments from Stanford to UC Berkeley will be made at 2:00 pm, Thursday, December 20, 2018.
    • Final shipments from UC Berkeley will arrive to Stanford on Friday, December 21, 2018.
    • UC Berkeley will supply Stanford article requests submitted through December 18, 2018.
  • Green Library and UC Berkeley libraries will be open limited hours during winter closure.
  • Return RLCP materials to the Green Library main circulation desk. Request a return receipt. Do not return books to branch libraries or campus libraries bookdrops.

Interlibrary Lending

  • Stanford Interlibrary Lending will be closed from December 18, 2018-January 13, 2019.
  • Lending will resume on Monday, January 14, 2019.

Stanford RLCP wishes everyone a restful winter break.


Happy Holidays!