Photography in Stanford University Library buildings
Permission of the University Librarian is required for all photography within SUL buildings. Information about how to request permission to film or photograph are available here. You may be asked by staff to show your permit to photograph.
Guidelines for counsel seeking discovery
Stanford University Libraries (SUL) frequently receives requests from law firms and researchers soliciting information about the date a work was made available to the public through SUL. These guidelines include significant and useful background information on SUL procedures, and are designed to save time for both SUL and those seeking information.
Stanford University restricts pets and support animals from public spaces on campus, including the Stanford Libraries, with the exception of service animals. All students, faculty, staff and visitors must adhere to University guidelines regarding the use of a service animal while using the libraries, including maintaining the animal under the handler's control at all times, maintaining the animal on a leash/harness unless performing a task, and not disrupting other library users. Some library spaces, including Special Collections, may require preparation in advance of access by a service animal, so please inquire with library staff in advance of your visit or as soon as possible, so that arrangements can be made.
For more information about the difference between a service animal and a support animal, please visit the Diversity & Access Office's Service & Support Animals at Stanford.
Questions or comments about this policy may be directed to the Stanford University Diversity & Access Office via email email@example.com or by phone (650) 725-0326.
As a private institution situated on its privately-owned property, Stanford has the legal right to bar anyone from any or all parts of its premises, including persons whom it reasonably believes would disrupt or have disrupted its normal business operation.
Examples of unacceptable behavior include, but are not limited to the following:
- Disrupting the study and work environment of the library
- Violating University policies of any kind
- Vandalism, theft, or defacement of library materials and or any Stanford property
- Deliberate misuse or excessive use of material or equipment that prevents access by other users or staff
- Violating Library policies, such as, but not limited to:
- Food and Beverage: Eating or drinking in not permitted in the libraries. Only water in a sealable container is permitted.
- Bags of exiting patrons must be presented to exit desk staff at designated libraries. All library materials must be properly checked out before exiting the library.
- Visitor registration: Visitors must register for each visit at designated kiosks. Badges must be worn and visible at all times. Users may not create multiple accounts to attempt to circumvent the limited free building access.
- Solicitation of any kind is not permitted, including posting signs and surveying users.
- Do not disturb the research of other library users. Users who engage in behavior that distracts or intimidates other users or staff will be asked to leave. SUL expects users to be respectful of others when using computers or other equipment. The open display of some materials may create an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment for others. Users should respect the desire of others to not be exposed to materials they find offensive.
- Library borrower responsibilities
- Refrain from any disruptive activity, loud or excessive talking, or behavior that distracts or intimidates other patrons and staff.
- Do not occupy library space in an inappropriate manner, such as napping or loitering.