Access and privileges

Short-term visiting scholar

Short-term visiting scholars are eligible for some Stanford Libraries services. A short-term visiting scholar is hosted by a University department, but does not meet the official University Visiting Scholar requirements.

In order to use the Libraries, your host department must submit the Short-term visiting scholar library card application form. The application requires approval from the host department chair. A recent photo of you must be submitted with the form. The Libraries card is valid for up to 90 days.

The short-term visiting scholar library card includes:

  • Access to Library buildings.
  • Borrowing privileges for up to 25 items, requires host department permission and a four-week or longer visit.
  • Use of a locker in Green Library, subject to availability.

The short-term visitor libraries card does not include:

  • A SUNetID, email, or off-campus access to e-resources. Your host department may sponsor these.
  • Use of faculty study rooms in Green Library, proxy borrowing cards, spouse cards, or interlibrary services.

Please contact Privileges with questions. 

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