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Reading Room

Hoover Tower, as seen from the Lane Reading Room in Green Library


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The Hoover Institution Library & Archives Reading Room is located at the courtyard level of the Herbert Hoover Memorial Building. Material from the Library & Archives can be viewed here and must be paged in advance.

2020 Access

Access to the Hoover Institution Library & Archives Reading Room is by appointment only, restricted to the following Stanford ID cardholders: Stanford professors (including emeriti), post-docs, graduate students, Stanford and Hoover Fellows, academic staff, and Stanford visiting scholars.

Please review the entry requirements before coming to campus.

Enter through the front entrance of the Herbert Hoover Memorial Building.

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