Instructors: request course support

Course materials, required readings, and textbooks

Save your students time and money. Let us help you collect and reserve key course materials. If we do not already own the item, we can purchase it for reserves. We can also help with streaming content.

Learn more about course reserves

Bring the library into your classroom 

We have a team of dedicated specialists who will work with you directly to create a personalized library experience for your students. Explore our subject areas to find the right librarian for your topic.

Want to bring your class to the library? Consider a visit to Special Collections and the University Archives, the Archive of Recorded Sound, or the David Rumsey Map Center.

Special Collections

Work with Special Collections and the University Archives to arrange a hands-on class visit with primary sources. 

Contact the department

Archive of Recorded Sound

Visit the Archive of Recorded Sound to learn about technologies and recordings spanning the history of recorded sound, including piano rolls, vinyl discs, tape recordings, and much more.

Request a class visit

David Rumsey Map Center

Bring your students to the David Rumsey Map Center, where they can explore our diverse collection and participate in guided discussions on the history of maps and related topics. 

Learn more about group visits


From manuscript studies to working with data, Stanford Libraries offers a range of workshops that can support learning and research. 

Browse upcoming workshops

Canvas support

We can provide the information sources your students need in an environment they are familiar with. There are two simple ways to bring the library into Canvas:

  • Utilize the Canvas librarian role.
  • Embed a library guide into your course page.


To learn more, visit the Canvas page.

Questions about class support? 

For questions about how the library can support your Stanford class, contact the Learning and Outreach Department