Entry to the East Asia Library requires a valid Stanford ID Card, or visitor registration with a valid government-issued photo ID card. Borrowing is limited to Stanford faculty, students and staff with a valid Stanford ID, UC Berkeley ID holders, and UC students with a UC/Stanford Reciprocal Services Program card. Access to SUL technical services departments (Acquisitions, Metadata, Preservation) are by appointment only.


518 Memorial Way Stanford, CA 94305


Lathrop Library is directly east of the Oval, and adjacent to Memorial Hall. There are multiple public entrances.

Transit and Parking 

Marguerite lines X, Y, and P run close to the East Asia Library, with stops at Serra and Galvez Streets (X, Y) and the campus Oval (P). Parking regulations are enforced between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM on weekdays, excluding holidays. During those hours, there are a small number of metered parking spots (cash/credit, up to two hours) available on Lasuen Dr., behind the Littlefield Center. There are also pay-by-space parking spots (credit only, up to eight hours) available on Memorial Dr., just behind the Lathrop Library. Visitors may download the Parkmobile app (http://us.parkmobile.com/mobile-apps) for faster and more convenient visitor parking payment. Further information may be found at the Stanford Parking & Transportation Services website (https://transportation.stanford.edu/).


Lathrop Library is wheelchair-accessible. An elevator services all floors.


Lathrop Library houses the following:

Academic Technology Lab

Tech Desk

Digital Language Lab

24-hour study room

East Asia Library

SUL technical services departments, including Acquisitions, Metadata, and Preservation