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The Stanford University Libraries include Green Library (the main campus library), Meyer Library (technology services & study spaces), 14 specialized branch and department libraries, and 3 auxiliary libraries housing less-used or overflow materials. Five coordinate libraries, connected to graduate schools and other organizations, have their own websites and policies. The collections of all these libraries are indexed in SearchWorks.

Students exiting the Bing Wing of Green Library

Green is Stanford University's main research library, and has collections in the humanities, social sciences, area studies, and interdisciplinary areas.

Meyer Library

Public computers, equipment for loan, technology support, multimedia services, digital language lab, and 24-hour study locations. 

300,000 sound recordings and related materials span sound recording history from its beginnings to the present day.

Materials in the Art & Architecture Library

Holdings in art, architecture, and design include twentieth century ephemera, architectural treatises, and artists’ books. 

Entrance to Falconer Library

Inviting study space. Collection emphasizes life sciences, including Biology course reserves and department theses.

Entrance to the Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Library

Collection includes books, e-journals, online books, reference materials, and department theses.

Map library, GIS support, and collection covering geology, seismology, energy resources engineering & more.

Social sciences and humanities for all historical periods in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean languages.

Main reading room in Cubberly Library

Highlights include current curriculum materials (including children's books), historical textbooks and college catalogs.

Engineering and physics collections; innovative “bookless” facility with attractive study space and gadget bar

Miller Library, exterior

In Pacific Grove, CA; focuses on marine biology, oceanography, fisheries, and other aquatic sciences.

Extensive technical reports collection includes computer science, mathematics, and statistics reports.

A student enjoys an afternoon in the Music Library's main reading room

Support for all aspects of music scholarship; sound and video recordings; printed scores, monographs, and journals

Special Collections

Acquires and preserves manuscripts, rare books, and university archives.