Access and privileges

Who can access Stanford Libraries?

Campus ID Card holders

  • Faculty, students, staff, and their spouses and partners
  • Fellows, postdocs
  • Courtesy cardholders
  • Temp/casual staff
  • University visiting scholars

University-affiliated groups

  • Stanford Alumni
  • Hospital clinicians and staff
  • Continuing Studies and summer program participants
  • Short-term visiting scholars

Library-affiliated groups

  • Cooperative program participants:RLCP (Stanford/UC Berkeley) RSP (Stanford/UC), BorrowDirect and BorrowDirect Plus (Ivies Plus Chicago and Duke)
  • Fee-based library membership cardholders


  • Visitors must register and present a government-issued photo ID.  Registered visitors may use library facilities for up to seven days each calendar year free of charge. 
  • The Stanford Libraries do not permit building access to tour groups or large groups (three or more). No exceptions will be granted.