At a glance

Special Collections & University Archives

Traveling to Stanford

Patrons coming to Special Collections to do research may find the following information of interest:

Reading room hours

We are open Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 5:00pm. but from May 1, 2014-March 31, 2015 we will be testing new operating hours: during that time, we will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Friday. While we are opening the room earlier in the day,  it is important to note that the page schedule from SAL2 and SAL3 remains the same (11 a.m. for items requested online and 12 noon for items that had to be paged via email or paper paging slip).

We are closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and on University holidays. Please check the following pages for Special Collections closure dates before planning your research visit:

Additionally, each December, Special Collections and Stanford University Libraries reduce their schedule of operations. The 2015 dates will be posted here when they are known.


The Special Collections reading room is located in the Field Room on the second floor of the Bing Wing room 200 inside Green Library. Please consult Stanford University's searchable campus map for Green Library's location.

Transportation and parking information

Driving directions and parking information can be found on Stanford University's transportation webpage.


Please consult Stanford's Where to stay webpage to learn about lodgings on and off the Stanford campus.