COVID-19 update

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At this time, physical access to materials is unavailable and locations remain closed. read more

Access and privileges


Your Campus ID Card expires and becomes invalid at the Libraries upon graduation. However, you can still access the libraries and borrow library materials. Please read below for more information.

Can I get free access to the Libraries?

Yes, all public visitors get courtesy access to Stanford Libraries for 7 free days in a 12-month period. You will need to register and present a physical valid government-issued photo ID at the visitor registration kiosks at Green Library, Art Library, East Asia Library, or SAL1&2. Alumni and Stanford Alumni Association members are eligible for an additional 7 days of courtesy access. Inquire at the Circulation & Privileges Desk at Green Library. You will need to show proof of alumni status.

Can I access the library beyond my annual number of free days?

Yes, once your free days are used, you can continue to access the libraries with a fee-based card.

Can I borrow library items?

Yes, you can borrow library items with a fee-based card.

Can I get online access to electronic resources?

Yes, you can use most (but not all) databases and other electronic resources are from public terminals in the libraries. However, you can’t access Stanford Libraries-licensed electronic resources when off-campus without an active SUnet ID. A limited number of online resources are available as a benefit for joining the Stanford Alumni Association. Please note, the fee-based card for alumni does not include off-campus access to online library resources.

How do I copy and print inside the Libraries?

You can purchase a copy card for printing, copying, and scanning.


For any questions or concerns, please contact Privileges.