Access and privileges
Who can access Stanford Libraries?
Some library spaces are open. To comply with safety guidelines, we can only permit a limited number of people in these spaces and hours have been reduced. You must be a member of the Stanford community and meet all the following requirements. You will need an appointment to visit Special Collections.
To visit the library, you must:
- Have an active Stanford ID card. If you are on leave, your ID card may not be active.
- Have an active SUNet ID. This is required to complete the Health Check Tool (below).
- Have approval to be on campus in the academic zone and follow all the required University protocols for campus visits.
- Complete the COVID-19 Hygiene Best Practices, EHS-2470-WEB in STARS.
- Participate in the COVID-19 surveillance testing each week you are planning to visit a library location, as required by university policy. Please reference these testing instruction links for faculty, staff, and postdocs and for students.
- Additionally, on the day of your visit:
- Bring your active Stanford University ID card to enter the building.
- Complete the Stanford Health Check Tool to self-report your health status. You may be asked to display your Health Check Tool status.
- Do not come to the library if you are sick or feel unwell.
- Do not come to the library if you are under self-isolation orders by the University or a medical professional.
- Adhere to safety guidelines while in the library:
- Wear a face covering at all times.
- Follow signs for queue instructions.
- Adhere to six-feet physical distancing guidelines.
- Do not attempt to use group study rooms that are posted as closed.
- Do not move chairs or other furniture that are positioned for physical distancing guidelines.
Library access is temporarily suspended for the following groups:
- Stanford Alumni
- Hospital clinicians and staff
- Continuing Studies
- Summer program participants
- Short-term visiting scholars
- Reciprocal program participants:
- RLCP (Stanford/UC Berkeley)
- RSP (Stanford/UC schools)
- BorrowDirect and BorrowDirect Plus (Stanford/Ivies + Chicago & Duke)
- Fee-based library cardholders
For more information, contact Privileges.