Welcome to the Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections!

The library is home to earth, climate, environmental science, and geospatial publications, including popular science and children’s science books. We are also home to an extensive map collection and the Stanford Geospatial Center.

Stop by if you're looking for a place to work, study or simply destress with one of our jigsaw puzzles or board games! 


Entry Requirements

  • Your current Stanford ID card or Library-issued card
  • Visitors must sign in at the desk and present a government-issued ID 


Branner Library News

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Stanford Libraries launches Taube Archive of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, 1945-46

A screen grab of the Taube Archive website
March 14, 2023
by Lauren Sorensen

The Taube Archive of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, 1945-1946 (IMT) is now available as the result of a partnership between the Stanford Libraries and the Stanford Center for Human Rights and International Justice. This online archive makes available to the global audience digitized versions of the original, unpublished, and complete official record of the IMT.

Welcome to Kristen Greenland, Biology Librarian!

Photo of Kristen Greenland.
February 24, 2023
by Stella Kaoru Ota

Please join me in welcoming our new Biology Librarian Kristen Greenland to the Stanford Libraries! Kristen began her role on January 23, 2023. Prior to coming to Stanford, Kristen was the Chemical & Physical Sciences Librarian at UC Berkeley and supported teaching and research in the Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering departments. 

Data sharing from Oak, Sherlock, and Google Drive

Screenshot of SDR self-deposit application home page
February 22, 2023
by Amy E. Hodge
Those of you working with large datasets know that their size complicates pretty much everything you do, from opening them to analyzing them to sharing them. That's why the team at the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR) has recently devised a better, smoother, faster way for you to move content you want to share from Oak, Sherlock, or Stanford's Google Drive to the SDR using the file transfer service Globus

Julie Sweetkind-Singer

Associate University Librarian for Collections and Public Services

DMP Tool / Amy Hodge