At a glance

Mathematics & Statistics Library

Visitor information


The primary purpose of the Stanford University Libraries is to serve the academic and research needs of Stanford faculty, students, and staff. Persons not currently members of the Stanford community may use some of the library's collections and facilities. Visitors must agree to voluntarily yield to the needs of the Stanford community when necessary, particularly when the library is very busy.

Before you arrive

First review our hours of operation. If you know in advance the item(s) in which you're interested, check SearchWorks, the online catalog for the Stanford University Libraries, to see whether we hold the item(s) and where they are shelved. Items shelved at SAL3 can be requested via the catalog to be sent to campus for your use. This typically takes one-two working days. SAL3 items can be checked out by those with borrowing privileges or retained in the library for use for up to seven days.

For alumni

Members of the Stanford Alumni Association have access to selected online databases through their SAA membership. These are not the same databases as the library subscriptions. Access to library subscribed databases is on the same footing as any member of the general public. For wireless access, members of the Stanford Alumni Association (SAA) can call (650) 725-0692 and ask for a guest sponsorship to use the wireless network on campus. A guest account allows the guest only to connect a wireless computer to the wireless network and provides no other network rights or services. For questions about SAA Membership and using online databases, please contact the Alumni Association at or phone (650) 725-0692

For other visitors

Visitors are welcome to use our public computers to access electronic resources, but please be aware that access to many of our resources is limited to current students, faculty, and staff. 

Borrowing Cards are arranged through Access and privileges at Green Library. The Math & Statistics Library cannot issue borrowing cards.

Visitor wireless access 

Please visit Stanford IT Services' Wireless Access for Stanford Visitors page for more information.  (Please note that library staff are not authorized to approve "Sponsored Guest" accounts.)

Excluded services 

Visitors may not use the Reserve collections, interlibrary loan services, and databases or online book and journal resources if use is restricted to Stanford faculty, students, and staff (e.g., Elsevier/ScienceDirect).  


Falconer Biology Library/Math & Statistics Library
Herrin Hall, 3rd Floor
393 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305

Limited metered parking is available along The Oval, in Parking Structure #2 at the corner of Panama Street and Via Ortega, in the lot along Lomita Drive, and other nearby locations. Metered parking is $1.50 per hour (coins only) and limited to two hours. Visitor "scratchers" for parking all day can be purchased at various locations on campus. Parking is free on campus after 4:00 pm and on weekends. Link to Stanford's Visitor Parking page for additional information and the Stanford University Parking and Circulation Map to view visitor parking sites.

Map and driving directions 

Please note: There is ongoing construction on Via Ortega, please see the map and directions below for the current access route to our building. 

You may also want to view the full campus map.

Via Interstate 280 - Exit Alpine Road east toward Stanford University. Turn right at the first traffic light onto Junipero Serra Boulevard. Turn left at the first stoplight, Campus Drive West, and continue for approximately one mile to Panama Street to reach Parking Structure #2. To reach parking along Lomita Drive or The Oval, continue on Campus Drive West to Roth Way. Turn right onto Roth Way. Turn right onto Lomita Drive (to reach the lot along Lomita Drive), or turn right onto Palm Drive (to reach The Oval).

Via Interstate 101 – Take the Embarcadero Road exit west toward Stanford University. At El Camino Real, Embarcadero turns into Galvez Road as it enters the University. Stay in the left lane and continue toward the center of campus. Turn right at Campus Drive. Turn left at Palm Drive to reach The Oval or left at Lomita Drive to reach the lot along Lomita Drive. To reach Parking Structure #2, continue on Campus Drive approximately one-half mile further, and turn left at Panama Street.

Via El Camino Real – Exit El Camino Real at University Avenue. Turn west toward the hills (away from the center of Palo Alto). As you enter Stanford, University Avenue becomes Palm Drive. Remain on Palm Drive to reach The Oval. To reach the lot along Lomita Drive, turn right from Palm Drive onto Campus Drive and then left onto Lomita Drive. To reach Parking Structure #2, turn right from Palm Drive onto Campus Drive. Continue for approximately one mile, taking a left turn at Panama Street.