Using Branner Library

Loan Periods

Books, monograph series volumes, maps, theses and technical reports:
 Faculty, Staff, graduate and doctoral students: Academic quarter
 Undergraduate students: 28 days
CDs & DVDs:
 Faculty, Staff, graduate and doctoral students: 7 days
 Undergraduate students: 7 days
Locked Stacks:
 Bound periodicals & other Limited Loans: 7 days for graduate students and faculty
 Four hours, unless otherwise noted


A full list of applications is available here: Mac, PC. Further information is available on the University IT Software Licensing webpage. Additional software is available on the Stanford Geospatial Center lab desktop computers.

Interlibrary Borrowing

To request an item from another library, go to Interlibrary Borrowing and log in with your SUNet ID. (Note: there is a one-time registration required.)

Course Reserves

Find a reserve: Search the Course Reserves Catalog by Course ID or your instructor's name.

Request a resource to go on reserve: Use the online Reserves Request form to submit or edit a reserve list for your class or authorize someone else to edit the reserve list for your class. You may send e-mail requests to Alma Parada, bring requests for reserves to her in person at Branner's Circulation Desk, or call her at (650) 498-2116. Additionally, more information on course reserve information and forms are here

Connecting from Off Campus

For help setting up your browser off campus, refer to the instruction links on this page.

Library Purchases

Suggest the purchase of a book, map or data package by filling out an online form; for faster service, contact a Branner librarian directly.