Access and privileges

University Visiting Scholars

Use your Visiting Scholar Campus ID Card to access the Libraries and to borrow library materials. If you need to borrow items the same day that you receive your Campus ID Card, please submit the Visiting Scholar Borrowing Activation form, otherwise borrowing privileges are automatically activated overnight.

If you are ineligible for a Campus ID Card, you may qualify for a Stanford Libraries Short-Term Visiting Scholars card.


  • Unlimited check-outs (borrowing periods vary by library and item type)
  • Off-campus access to e-resources
  • Stanford Libraries card Interlibrary borrowing (article and book delivery from other university libraries)
  • Locker in Green Library

You’re not eligible for:

  • Faculty study room assignment
  • Proxy Stanford Libraries Card

For any questions or concerns, please contact Privileges.