Year-round tours

Stanford groups or individuals may make appointments to tour the subject-specific libraries at Stanford. To do so, call or email the relevant contact person below. If you have a particular need or interest (for example, if you are a new faculty member), please include that information in your inquiry.

Archive of Recorded Sound: Contact Jerry McBride at or (650) 736-1988.

Art & Architecture Library(Bowes): Contact Vanessa Kam at or (650) 725-1038.

David Rumsey Map Center:

Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections (Branner): Contact Julie Sweetkind-Singer at or (650) 725-1102. Orientations are available for the library, the Map Collections, and/or the GIS Services.

East Asia Library: Contact Charles Fosselman at or (650) 353-1025, or Zhaohui Xue at or (650) 388-8295. Tours can also be arranged for specific types of materials.

Education Library (Cubberley): Contact Kathy Kerns at or (650) 996-0592.

Engineering Library (Terman): Email

Green Library: Email:

  • Self-guided tours (pdf): Individuals are encouraged to explore Green Library at their own pace using the attached pdf. This self-guided tour contains general information about library services, facts about the library, and descriptions of artifacts within Green. Feel free to explore anytime the building is open.

Marine Biology Library (Miller): Contact or (831) 655-6229. (Miller Library is located at Hopkins Marine Station, about two hours' drive from Stanford's main campus.)

Music Library: Contact Ray Heigemeir at or (650) 384-9985 or Jerry McBride at or (650) 725-1146.

Science Library (Robin Li and Melissa Ma): Library Orientation tours are offered to individuals and groups weekdays by appointment throughout the year. To schedule an appointment, contact the Science Library at or (650) 723-1528.

Social Science Data and Software (SSDS): Email

Special Collections: Email or call (650) 725-1022 on a weekday, 10 am-5 pm.