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Today's deadly attack at the offices of French satirical journal Charlie Hebdo points to the enduring importance of the free circulation of ideas in a global society. While we do not have a collection of the journal itself, Charlie Hebdo and the work of its journalists is well-represented in Stanford Libraries' collections.

Materials primarily about Charlie Hebdo

Works of satirical cartoonist Cabu

Works of cartoonist Bernard Verlhac, known as Tignous

Works of cartoonist Stephane Charbonnier, known as Charb

Works of cartoonist Georges Wolinski

Works of economist Bernard Maris

Current French Press: 

Agence France Presse (French) Agence France Presse (English) 

Le Monde or 


France24   (French news in English, live video feeds)


Responses to the event -

Artists respond, collected in Libération 

Cécile Alduy, Stanford French professor, in Al Jazeera America

Special Collections and University Archives continue to test new service hours for our reading room. For winter term (Jan. 5, 2015 through March 27, 2015) we will be open on Mondays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Tuesdays through Fridays, we will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Our paging schedule for materials remains the same:

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2015 Caltrain Go Passes will be distributed from the Green Library IC Classroom this Wednesday, December 3, 2015, from 10 am - 2 pm to eligible employees who present their Stanford ID Cards. Beginning todayDecember 1, 2015 passes are also available directly from Parking & Transportation at 340 Bonair Siding.
Visit P&TS for more information. In other news, note that the VTA Eco Pass will be distributed as a Clipper Card, rather than as the traditional sticker.
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Faculty, students, and staff now have online access to the three volume set titled: International Historical Statistics

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October 24 is United Nations Day.

Visit the exhibit: Faces of the World's Refugees on display at the Green Library Lobby

The Byra J. and William P. Wreden Prize celebrates student collections of books, manuscripts, and other printed works on paper; it rewards three students for presenting well-written, thoughtful, and competent essays on the importance of their personal collections, from the standpoint of the significance or appeal of their form or content.  The first-prize winner at Stanford will be eligible to compete for an additional $2500 national prize.

Applicants for the Wreden Prize must submit a short essay and a bibliography. To read winning essays from prior years and for detailed contest guidelines, please visit this page.

Inquiries and applications may be sent to David Jordan. Please express interest in advance to verify eligibility and receive any updates to this announcement.

  • First Prize: $2,000
  • Second Prize: $1,000
  • Third Prize: $500

Deadline: January 31, 2015

Open to full-time students enrolled in a Stanford undergraduate or graduate degree program.



In 2011 Stanford submitted its proposal to partner with New York City to build StanfordNYC, a world-class applied sciences and engineering campus that was expected to attract new talent to the University and to become a new hub of tech innovation and entrepreneurship.  StanfordNYC would occupy an iconic, state-of-the-art, environmentally sustainable campus on 10 acres on Roosevelt Island.

The colorful two-volume proposal now is available on reserve in Green Library and in the Terman Engineering Library in the Huang Engineering Center with call number LD3049.5 .N4 S73 2011. The document is also available in an electronic version.

After months of negotiations at end of 2011 Stanford “determined it would not be in the best interest of the university to continue to pursue the opportunity”; the proposal was withdrawn that December.  Nevertheless, the proposal presents a grand vision of Stanford’s values and position in relation to research collaboration with industry.

The October 27, 2011, announcement of the proposal submission can be found here; the December 16, 2011, announcement of the withdrawal of proposal is available here.


Thanks to the Stanford News Readership Program, we have 470 digital daily passes to Just log in with your SUNet ID to for a 24 hour pass. For locations of print issues in our libraries and links to online sources, see this record in our catalog Searchworks.