All libraries are CLOSED due to poor air quality. Online services are available.
For updates visit

The Libraries are resuming limited in-person research activities by appointment only as part of the University's Research Restart Plan.
Learn more about the Libraries' entry requirements and available services.


Endowments emphasize growth and longevity. Most of the Libraries’ endowments are Book Funds, Stanford’s most accessible kind of named endowment. Despite the name, book funds allow us to obtain needed research and teaching materials in many formats.

Endowments may also serve to establish a named position, or to revitalize and dedicate a named space.