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To support mandatory, scheduled electrical work, Green Library will be closed to both staff and patrons on Wednesday, June 19, 2024 and Wednesday, June 26, 2024. 

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Interlibrary loan for non-Stanford affiliates

Borrow materials from Stanford Libraries. Stanford Libraries lends monographs, periodicals, and newspapers on microfilm, some Special Collections and University Archives materials with approval, and some dissertations.

Requests for materials through OCLC

  • Submit requests for materials through OCLC using the symbol STF.
  • If you do not have access to OCLC, you can submit a request through our online lending request form.

Who can make a request?

  • Academic, public, corporate, law, and specialized libraries, U.S. government agencies, and non-profit organizations. Individuals need to submit their requests through their affiliated institution or local library.

Materials held by Stanford professional schools

What to expect

  • All requests are subject to copyright considerations and approval of the holding library.
  • Most requests are processed within three to seven working days. Delivery times depend on shipping method and distance.
  • Loans cost $25 per item.
  • Articles cost $20 per article and are limited to a maximum of 10% of the item due to copyright guidelines.
  • Payment options include IFM (Interlibrary Loan Fee Management) or prepayment by check in U.S. currency before the material is shipped.
  • Most items are loaned for four weeks and can be renewed for up to two renewal periods. Some items are not renewable. Loans are subject to recall.

Where can items be returned?

Return items packed for shipping to the following address:

Interlibrary Services, Room 111
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6070

Interlibrary loans for Stanford affiliates

Visit the interlibrary loan page for details about policies and placing requests.

Questions about interlibrary loan for non-Stanford affiliates? 

Contact interlibrary loan staff or call (650) 723-9448 with any questions about policies or placing requests.

Last updated May 14, 2024