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Access and privileges

Access policies described here apply to the Stanford University Libraries. Coordinate libraries (e.g., Business, Law, Hoover, Medical) and department libraries (Classics, Philosophy) may have separate access requirements and borrowing policies; consult them directly for information about using their facilities and resources.

Cards for access & borrowing

Some libraries require a Stanford University ID Card, SUL Card, or Visitor Pass for entry.

Proper library identification is required to check out library materials. The following cards are valid for borrowing:

Affiliation Card issued by
Faculty, staff, temp/casual Campus Card issued by Campus Card Office Forsythe Hall Room 135
Spouse/Domestic Partner (of Faculty, Staff, Students)
Fellow, Visiting Scholar, GME Resident Fellow
Courtesy Campus Card issued with application & $20 from Campus Card Office Forsythe Hall Room 135
Undergraduate, graduate students Campus Card issued by Student Services Center at Tresidder Memorial Union
Non-Stanford Graduate Students  (RLCP and RSP) Home institution 
Fee borrower Purchased SUL Card issued by Privileges in Green Library

Report lost cards

Report lost cards immediately to the issuing office to prevent misuse. Students can also report their lost ID cards through Axess. Replacement card fees may apply.