Access and privileges

Short-term Visiting Scholars

Visiting Scholars who do not have an official sponsorship by a Stanford University department may visit the library as members of the public.

Visiting Scholars with a Stanford sponsorship by a Stanford department for a visit shorter than 90 days may apply for a SU Library Card by completing the Short-term Visiting Scholar Application.  The SU Library Card:

  • Allows building access only (no borrowing privileges), unless the residency is more than four weeks
  • Requires a government-issued photo ID
  • Does not include off-campus access to online library resources

Visiting Scholars with appointments longer than 90 days are eligible for Campus ID cards. Detailed information can be found on the Visiting Scholar page.

wireless network is available across campus, including inside the libraries, for both Stanford affiliates and visitors. Guest wireless does not include access to licensed online content and databases.