The Libraries are resuming limited in-person research activities by appointment only as part of the University's Research Restart Plan.
Learn more about the Libraries' entry requirements and available services.

Research help

Alan Baldridge Special Collections Room


Library staff are available to provide on-site researchers help with library research, data management and 3D printing, instruct patrons on the use of the Library, and to assist in finding and accessing information not owned by the Library. Tours of the Library, group instruction, and specialized training in marine biology information sources can also be arranged by inquiring at the Circulation Desk (831) 655-6229.

The Robin Li and Melissa Ma Science Library provides a number of short instructional videos for help with database searching and citation management.

Reference help is also available to the main campus Stanford community by sending email to