COVID-19 update

Stanford Libraries e-resources are available to support you during remote instruction.
At this time, physical access to materials is unavailable and locations remain closed. read more

Access and privileges

Short-term Visiting Scholars

Visiting Scholars with a Stanford sponsorship appointment shorter than 90 days may apply for a Stanford Libraries Card.


  • Physical library access
  • Unlimited checkouts (if residency is more than four weeks)
  • Spouse/domestic partner Access-only Stanford Libraries Card
  • Locker in Green Library

You are not eligible for:

  • Off-campus access to e-resources
  • Faculty study rooms in Green Library
  • Proxy Stanford Libraries Card

Visiting Scholars who do not have an official Stanford University sponsorship may visit the library with the same privileges as the public. Long-term visiting Scholars who have a Campus ID card have expanded privileges.

For any questions or concerns, please contact Privileges.