Tours

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 jerry.mcbride@stanford.edu or (650) 725-1146.

Art & Architecture Library(Bowes): Contact Peter Blank at ppb@stanford.edu or (650) 725-1038.

David Rumsey Map Center: Email:rumseymapcenter@stanford.edu.

Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections (Branner): Contact Julie Sweetkind-Singer at sweetkind@stanford.edu 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 cfosselm@stanford.edu or (650) 353-1025, or Zhaohui Xue at zhxue@stanford.edu or (650) 388-8295. Tours can also be arranged for specific types of materials.

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

Engineering Library (Terman): Email engreference@stanford.edu.

Green Library: Email: infocenter@stanford.edu.

  • 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 HMS-Library@lists.stanford.edu 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 raymondh@stanford.edu or (650) 384-9985 or Jerry McBride at jerry.mcbride@stanford.edu 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 sciencelibrary@stanford.edu or (650) 723-1528.

Social Science Data and Software (SSDS): Email consult-ssds@lists.stanford.edu.

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