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Access and privileges

Access policies described here apply to the Stanford University Libraries. Coordinate libraries (e.g., Business, Law, Hoover, Medical) and department libraries (Classics, Philosophy) may have separate access requirements and borrowing policies; consult them directly for information about using their facilities and resources.

Privileges for university & library affiliates

Even if you don't have a Campus ID Card, you may qualify for courtesy SUL privileges. Choose your affiliation from the menu to the left for access and borrowing policy details. If none applies to you, read about visitor access and borrowing privileges and our fee-based individual and corporate membership program.

Is there wireless Internet access in the libraries?

Members of the Stanford community have access via SUNet ID authentication. Patrons without a SUNet ID may sign up for guest wireless access if sponsored by a Stanford community member. Library staff do not sponsor guest wireless. Wifi does not include access to licensed library online content and databases.

Are public computers available to non-Stanford community members?

A limited number of public computers is available at each branch library; in Green Library a bay of public computers is available near the Information Center.

Can I use copiers and scanners?

Yes. Purchase a copy/print card from a cash-to-card machine for $1, plus the value of prints or copies you want to make. See Print, copy, scan for details.

Will I have access to electronic databases?

Perhaps. All licensed electronic resources are available from computers located in the libraries. However, some are restricted to current Stanford University faculty, staff, students and other authorized Stanford-affiliated users. Contact individual libraries if you have specific questions about an online resource.