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Cecil H. Green Library 557 Escondido Mall Stanford, CA 94305-6063


Located in the heart of campus, close to the Hoover Tower.

Transit and Parking 

Marguerite line P runs closest to Green Library, stopping at the campus Oval. Parking regulations are enforced between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM on weekdays, excluding holidays. During those hours, there are a small number of metered parking spots (cash/credit, up to two hours) available on Lasuen Dr., behind the Littlefield Center. There are also pay-by-space parking spots (credit only, up to eight hours) available on Memorial Dr., just behind the Lathrop Library. Visitors may download the Parkmobile app ( for faster and more convenient visitor parking payment. Further information may be found at the Stanford Parking & Transportation Services website (


The Loan & Privileges Desk staff are available to assist patrons with finding and retrieving items from our book stacks. Some areas of the stacks are not wheelchair accessible. Some collections are held at service points. Please contact library staff for further accommodation needs.


Green Library is the largest Stanford University library, and contains collections in the humanities, social sciences, area studies, and interdisciplinary areas. Green also has the longest business hours on campus and is a popular research destination for scholars of all disciplines.