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


I’m looking for e-resources on a topic. Where do I start searching for e-resources?

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. Additionally, here are some tools for locating e-resources on a topic:

  • Check out our library topic guides
  • Use one of our many databases, such as xSearch, to search for e-resources on topic
  • Use Browzine to browse journal titles on a topic and create your own virtual bookshelf 


How do I access an article or a book that the library does not have?

You can always reach out to a subject specialist for personalized assistance. For specific e-resources, you can also:


Can I get access to print collections at the moment?

All Stanford Libraries are closed while Shelter in Place orders for Santa Clara County and California are underway. Visit the Libraries alerts page for the latest information on library operations. 


My library materials are due. How do I return them?

Loan periods have been extended to June 12, 2020 in response to COVID-19. If you have checked out a library item and it has a due date after June 12, 2020, your date remains unchanged. Stanford Libraries will forgive all fees and fines that have accrued starting March 1, 2020 and until the Libraries are ready to re-open. Fees and fines accrued prior to March 1, 2020 are not part of the forgiveness plan.

You may mail items back to the Libraries using the following address:  

Attn: Book Return
Cecil H. Green Library Circulation Desk
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6063

We recommend you use a carrier that allows you to track and insure the materials. To check the status of your items on loan, please visit your library account. If you have questions use the 'Contact Us' link from MyAccount.