COVID-19 update

Stanford Libraries e-resources are available to support you during remote instruction.
At this time, physical access to materials is unavailable and locations remain closed. read more

We are online and here to help

The Stanford Libraries are available to support your learning, teaching, and research during this time of social distancing. Even though materials in our buildings are not accessible at this time, we have extensive digital collections and tools available for your use as well as virtual workshops, office hours, and events. We are also available for remote, personalized assistance. Here’s how to connect with us:

Ask a librarian

Ask a reference question
We are available for immediate remote assistance via chat during our Information Center hours. (SUNet ID required)

Subject specialists
Need subject specific support? Our team of subject matter experts can help you find resources, research guides and much more. 

Grace Baysinger, Chemistry LibrarianEitan Lev Kensky, Reinhard Family Curator of Judaica and Hebraica CollectionsStace Maples, Geospatial Manager, Stanford Geospatial CenterVanessa Kam, Head Librarian, Bowes Art and Architecture LibraryRegina RobertsFelicia Smith, Head of Learning and Outreach

Connect to e-resources from any location

Can’t connect to an e-resource, like an article or an eBook?  When you are not on the Stanford network, e-resource providers need to be aware of your Stanford affiliation. The surest option to establish your affiliation is to use SearchWorks or the library website to locate e-resource links. These links have a Stanford prefix built in. For alternative options, check out:

Connecting to e-resources
Complete instructions for accessing Stanford-licensed e-resources from off campus

Use our digital collections

Search our extensive digital collections to find resources to support your learning, teaching, and research. Our digital collections include:

  • 4 million+ books
  • 220,000+ journals and newspapers
  • ­­2,500+ databases 
  • 3 million + images
  • 150,000+ music recordings
  • 1 million+ government documents
  • 110,000+ maps
  • 70,000+ videos
  • 39,000+ datasets
  • 6000+ digital archives

Most of our collections are accessible through SearchWorks but not all. If SearchWorks does not return the e-resource you want, we recommend connecting with your subject specialist for personalized assistance. You can also check out our FAQs for alternative solutions.


Online workshops, exhibits, and events