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Borrow, renew, return

These pages explain circulation services and policies at the Stanford University Libraries, including borrowing periods, renewals, and return policies. While policies vary by library and user privilege level (faculty, staff, undergraduate, alumni, etc.), books typically have longer lending periods than other materials, such as DVDs and media. Still have questions after reading these pages? Contact

Paging from Stanford Auxiliary Libraries

The Stanford Auxiliary Libraries (SAL1&2, SAL3, and SAL Newark) house less-frequently-used monographs and journals. SAL1&2 are on campus and you can visit them; the others are at off-campus locations. Items from all the auxiliary libraries can be sent ("paged") to any library on campus.

How to page for delivery

Every item's SearchWorks record shows its location in the At the library section. Items in the Auxiliary Libraries will have a Request link next to the location name. Click this link and fill out the form; be sure to specify the library where you want the item delivered. Deliveries are made Monday through Friday, typically one or two business days after the request.

SAL1&2 are located on Pampas Lane, off of Serra Street across from Escondido Village. If you wish, you can go there to pick up the item and browse the shelves.