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 if they are sponsored by a Stanford affiliate. See the page on Wireless Guest Access for more information. Unfortunately, Cubberley Library staff cannot sponsor visitors for Wireless Guest Access.


Visitors can print from the public computers for $0.10 per page using a photocopy/print card, which can be purchased in Green and Meyer Libraries. Unfortunately, the printing system cannot accept cash. See the SUL page on printing for more information.


Cubberley Library has one photocopier. Copies are $0.15/page for cash and $0.13/page with a card. See SUL page on photocopying for more information.


Cubberley Library has one public-access flatbed scanner. There is no charge for scanning. Scanned files may be e-mailed, saved to a flash drive, or burned to a CD/DVD (visitors must provide their own blank disks).