All libraries are CLOSED due to poor air quality. Online services are available.
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The Libraries are resuming limited in-person research activities by appointment only as part of the University's Research Restart Plan.
Learn more about the Libraries' entry requirements and available services.

Access and privileges

Who can access Stanford Libraries?

Some library spaces are open, by appointment only. To comply with safety guidelines, we can only permit a limited number of people in these spaces and hours have been reduced.

Library access is available for the following Stanford Campus ID Card holders only:

Campus ID Card holders

  • Faculty, students, and staff
  • Fellows, postdocs
  • University visiting scholars
  • Some courtesy card holders

In order to visit the library you must:

Library access is temporarily suspended for the following groups:

University-affiliated groups

  • Stanford Alumni
  • Hospital clinicians and staff
  • Continuing Studies
  • summer program participants
  • Short-term visiting scholars

Library-affiliated groups

  • 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.