Hohbach Hall renovations

Upcoming changes

Hohbach Hall Renovation rendering

Green Library entry limited to Bing Wing

update as of January 4, 2021

The first floor of the East Wing (Coupa Café entrance) of Green Library will be inaccessible until early 2022 for Hohbach Hall renovations. Please plan to use the Bing Wing entrance (opposite the Centennial Fountain and Main Quad) to access Green Library. The Circulation and Privileges Desk and Information Center Desk have relocated near the Jonsson Social Science Reading Room in the Bing Wing.   

Entry will require that patrons take the Stanford Health Check and display their Health Check badge prior to entering any library location. Face coverings are to be worn at all times and adherence of social distancing is required while inside any Stanford Libraries location.

Hohbach Hall preparations underway

Updated October 15, 2020

In preparation for the transformation of the first floor of Green Library's East Wing, Stanford Libraries have already begun relocating collections, notably our current periodicals. On this page and in our libraries you will find additional notifications about material moves, service relocations and entrance closures, which will begin in earnest in mid-November 2020 and run through the completion of the project in January 2022. Please continue to monitor this page for updates and progress on the project.

East Wing entrance closing during construction
The east entrance of Green Library (near Coupa Cafe and the red fountain) and access to Green Library’s East Wing will close from December 12, 2020 through early January 2022 while Hohbach Hall construction is underway. Please plan to enter Green Library using the Bing Wing entrance, located opposite the main quad and the centennial fountain.

Other temporary changes to services
The Circulation & Privileges and the Information Center desks will be relocated to the area near the Jonsson Reading Room and West Stacks entrance on the first floor of the corridor connecting the East and Bing Wings.  


About the renovations

Hohbach Hall Renovation rendering

Beginning in the summer of 2021, the first floor of the East Wing of the Cecil H. Green Library will be transformed into a modern hub for study, teaching, exploration and learning as a result of a generous gift made by the Harold C. and Marilyn A. Hohbach Foundation. The new space, which will be renamed Hohbach Hall, will include:

  • The main service points currently in the space, including the Circulation & Privileges and Information Center desks, and IC Classroom
  • A new presentation space that can seat 70 individuals for talks, events and programs
  • A new Special Collections classroom where rare and unique objects can be examined by groups and classes
  • An exhibitions promenade that will feature items for the history of Silicon Valley

The Libraries’ Silicon Valley Archives will be relocated to the first floor, allowing its curator, historian and staff to be readily available to support the teaching, research and learning needs of students and faculty. 

The renovations are also offering opportunities to update study spaces on the first floor and improve patron services with a new combined circulation and information desk. 

About the donor

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Harold C. Hohbach was passionate about education and inspiring the next generation of thinkers and doers.... Read more.