Visitor information

Requesting materials

Though much of our collection is readily available in open stacks, items in our catalog SearchWorks which give "Ask at Loan Desk" as the location need to be paged before 5:00 p.m. on weekdays. If you need them evenings or weekends, please send email to in advance of your visit. Another part of our collection is kept off campus at SAL3. Page these items using the links in Searchworks. Requests submitted before 12:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, will usually be available for pick up on the next business day.  Call us at (650) 723-2121 to make sure if you have a long way to come.


If you wish to check out materials and are not part of one of the cooperative programs, you may purchase borrowing privileges in Green Library.

Technology to use


Cubberley Library has two public-access terminals that give visitors access to our online catalog, as well as many online resources that are restricted to Stanford computers.


Visitors can obtain wireless internet access in Cubberley Library. See the page on Wireless Access for Stanford Visitors for more information. Unfortunately, Cubberley Library staff cannot sponsor visitors for Wireless Guest Access.


Visitors can photocopy/print from the public computers for $0.13 per page using a photocopy/print card (card costs $5). See the Stanford Libraries Print, copy, scan page for more information.


Cubberley Library printer/copier/scanner provides free scanning.  Ask at the desk for a card to borrow.