Access and privileges

Suspended privileges

Borrowing privileges can be blocked for several reasons: unpaid library bills, registration holds, invalid addresses, or failure to respond to a recall. Library access may be suspended because of card expiration, violation of borrower responsibilities, and disruptive behavior.

Suspended borrowing

Student borrowing privileges are blocked when library fines reach $50. You need to pay the entire balance in order to unblock your account. Avoid suspension by renewing books online before they are due. You can renew items and pay fines at My Account.

Faculty borrowing privileges are blocked when library fines reach $300. Overdue fines are forgiven when overdue materials are returned. Avoid suspension by renewing books before they are due. You can renew items at My Account.

Stanford Libraries fee-borrower privileges are blocked immediately for overdue items. To unblock your account, you must return your overdue items and pay the fines as soon as possible. You can renew items and pay fines at My Account.

Suspended Library access

Once your Campus ID Card or Stanford Libraries Card expires, you can’t access the Libraries that require cards for entry. Please contact the Campus ID Card Office for Campus Cards or the Privileges Department for Stanford Libraries Cards with questions.

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