COVID-19 update

Stanford Libraries e-resources are available to support you during remote instruction.
At this time, physical access to materials is unavailable and locations remain closed. read more

Access resources and services online

Many library resources are accessible remotely. If you are experiencing difficulty connecting to e-resources, consult our troubleshooting guide or contact your subject specialist


Connect with us 

Reference Chat
Remote reference is available with your SUNet ID during Information Center hours.

Subject specialists
Need subject specific support? Our team of subject matter experts can help you find resources, research guides and much more. 

Locate materials 

Connect to e-resources 
Complete instructions for accessing Stanford-licensed e-resources from off campus.

Search course reserves 
Explore required and recommended class readings. For Spring Quarter courses, we have worked with professors to provide access to e-content. 

Find eBooks and other digital resources
Explore 3 million+ online resources in SearchWorks Catalog. If what you are looking for is not in SearchWorks, check HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service.

Request a digital resource purchase 
If SearchWorks and HathiTrust do not have the resource you need, then submit a digital item service request for Stanford Libraries to purchase a copy. You'll need to sign into Google with your SU email address to access the request form.

Access journal articles 
Search across hundreds of databases in SearchWorks Articles+. 

Link to online news sites

The Stanford Libraries currently provide campus-wide subscriptions to various newspapers, including the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal. Stanford community members with SUNet IDs can access them online free of charge. Although this is a library-sponsored subscription, access may require you to create a personal account. When doing so, you are electing to share personal data with the service providers, and are subject to their terms and conditions. No web scraping of the live website is allowed under the Stanford Libraries license. If you are interested in text and data mining of this content, please contact Josh Quan to discuss your project.
Wall Street Journal (users need to create an account with their Stanford email.)

Chronicle of Higher Education (users need to create an account with their Stanford email.)

Online film streaming 

Streaming Media Collections 
Stanford Libraries provide streaming access to a variety of services that make video, film and television titles available to the Stanford community for research and instruction.

Other tips & tools for remote work

Set up Google Scholar to recognize you as a Stanford user
Google Scholar will provide links to journal articles available through Stanford Libraries’ subscriptions.

Remote collaboration tools
Recommendations from University IT.

Stanford VPN
Provides an encrypted connection to Stanford's network, enabling access to many restricted services.

Library Alerts
Stay updated on changes to library services and hours: During the COVID-19 pandemic, material due dates have been extended to avoid the accural of fines.   


Explore our digital collections 

A few highlights include: 

Bob Fitch Digital Archive Leonardo's Library exhibition  Mining maps collection  The Stanford Family Collection