The Stanford University Libraries are committed to serving all members of the Stanford community. If you have problems or special needs, ask for help at any library public service desk. Call specific libraries for advice on access and to make an appointment for reference assistance.

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Library Access for persons with limited mobility

Cecil H. Green Library

(650) 723-1493
The Loan & Privileges Desk staff are available to assist patrons with finding and retrieving items from our book stacks. Some areas of the stacks are not wheelchair accessible. Some collections are held at service points. Please contact library staff for further accommodation needs.

Archive of Recorded Sound

(650) 723-9312
Power equipped accessible entrance; elevator access to lower level and Archive entrance.

Bowes Art & Architecture Library

(650) 723-3408
The Library is located on the second floor of the McMurtry Art & Art History building, and is accessible via the building's passenger elevator. The collection is housed completely in hand cranked, rolling compact shelving. Assistance may be requested at the Circulation and Reference desk during all hours the Library is open.

Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections

(650) 723-2746
Accessible to patrons with limited mobility. Elevator is available to take patrons to the library entrance on the 2nd floor. Power equipped accessible entrance is located on the south side of the building.

Business Library

(650) 725-2055
Accessible to patrons with limited mobility.

Classics Library

(650) 723-0479

Cubberley Education Library

(650) 723-2121
The Education Library is accessible to persons with limited mobility. There are ramps on the south end of the building, front and back, and an elevator on the first floor to provide wheelchair access. Ask at the desk for help obtaining library materials on high shelves.

David Rumsey Map Center

(650) 498-8698
Elevator access is available.

East Asia Library

(650) 725-3435
The EAL is accessible to people with limited mobility. Ask at the circulation desk for help in getting items located on upper/lower shelves. If staff assistance is needed, please call the circulation desk (650-725-3435).

Harold A. Miller Marine Biology Library at Hopkins Marine Station

(831) 655-6229
Most areas of the library are accessible to patrons with limited mobility.

Hoover Institution Archives

(650) 723-3563
The Hoover Archives is accessible by a ramp from Crothers Way (between the Herbert Hoover Memorial Building and Green Library) and then an elevator at the entrance of HHMB. For assistance, please call (650) 723-3563.

Hoover Institution Library

(650) 723-2058
The library is accessible by a ramp on the west side of Hoover Tower, next to the Cummings Art Building. For assistance, please call (650) 723-2058.

Lane Medical Library

(650) 723-6831
Lane building is handicapped accessible including an elevator to the lower level.

Lathrop Library

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

Music Library

(650) 723-1211
The main entrance is power-equipped; an elevator serves the main and lower levels.

Robert Crown Law Library

(650) 723-2477
The law library is accessible to patrons with limited mobility. The entrance gate at the first floor main entrance is electronic and a staff member is always there to assist patrons.

Robin Li and Melissa Ma Science Library

(650) 723-1528
The entrance to the library is located on the third floor of the Sapp Center for Science Teaching and Learning, and is accessible via the building's passenger elevator, located to the left as one enters the building from Lomita Drive. The library occupies much of the third floor and all of the fourth floor of the Sapp Center, and a passenger elevator makes both floors accessible to library users.

SLAC National Accelerator Lab Research Library

(650) 926-2411
SLAC Research Library staff will attempt to accommodate the special needs of its users who identify themselves as disabled, differently abled, or specially challenged and will provide assistance that overcomes barriers to accomplishing tasks in the Library that most users can do for themselves.

Special Collections & University Archives

(650) 725-1022
Accessible to customers with limited mobility.

Stanford Auxiliary Library 1&2 (SAL1&2)

(650) 723-9201
Most of the collections are shelved on compact shelving. Library staff are available to retrieve items from the Stacks for all users.

Stanford Auxiliary Library 3 (SAL3)

(650) 723-1493

Stanford Auxiliary Library, off-campus Newark

(650) 723-1493
No public access.

Tanner Philosophy Library

(650) 723-1539
The Tanner Philosophy Library is accessible to patrons with limited mobility.

Terman Engineering Library

(650) 723-0001
Parking is available for those with accessible parking permits on the south side of the Huang Engineering Center and the Via Ortega Garage at Panama St. and Via Ortega. The building is equipped with automatic doors, accessible elevators, and accessible washrooms. A height-adjustable computer work station is available in the library. Please contact library staff for further accommodation needs.